Julian Moreno Chan

Dr Julian Moreno Chan
Project leader: Wattle tree improvement
PhD (Forestry Science) - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Julian's professional experience, mostly with the private sector in Mexico, Australia and South Africa, includes forest mensuration, tree improvement, wood quality as well as plantation silviculture and management for a range of tropical, subtropical and temperate species. His research interests include understanding the biological principles driving adaptation and productivity of different genetic populations and genotypes, breeding strategies, the role of silviculture and plantation management for maximising realised gain, wood quality, and methods for screening wood properties.

Julian joined the ICFR in 2012 and is responsible for the development and implementation of an advanced-generation breeding programme for Acacia mearnsii with the aim of improving timber yield, bark quality, frost tolerance and resistant to new diseases.


Title Authors Source Year Sort ascending
Genetic variation in resistance to ๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฆ fungus, growth, gummosis and stem form in ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช Populations. Moreno Chan J, Isik F Tree Genetics and Genomes, 15(3):1-13, DOI 10.1007/s11295-019-1341-x 2019
Frost tolerance of six seed sources of ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช (black wattle) and the effect of developmental stage and tree size on frost hardiness. Moreno Chan J Australian Forestry, 82(1): 35-47, DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2019.1583112 2019
An artificial inoculation protocol for ๐˜œ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฆ, cause of a serious disease of ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช in southern Africa Fraser S, McTaggart AR, Moreno Chan J, Nxumalo T, Shuey LS, Wingfield MJ, Roux J Southern Forests. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2018.1468985 2018
An artificial inoculation protocol for Uromycladium acaciae, cause of a serious disease of Acacia mearnsii in Southern Africa Fraser S, McTaggart AR, Moreno Chan J, Nxumalo T, Shuey LS, Wingfield MJ and Roux J Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 2018:1-6 2018
๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช industry overview: Current status, key research and development issues Moreno Chan J, Day P, Feely J, Thompson R, Little KM, Norris CH Southern Forests 77:19-30 2016
Frost tolerance in ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช: A review of past breeding research Moreno Chan J ICFR Bulletin 04/2015 2015
Damage assessment and current status of the ICFR black wattle seed orchards after January 2013 storm and implications on the future supply of improved seed. Moreno Chan J ICFR Bulletin 07/2013 2013
Performance and realised gain of twelve production seed orchards of ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช at half-rotation Moreno Chan J ICFR Bulletin 10/2013 2013
Development of heartwood in response to water stress for radiata pine in Southern New South Wales, Australia. Moreno Chan J, Raymond CA, Walker JCF Trees: Structure and Function 27: 607-617 2013
Variation in green density and moisture content of radiata pine trees in the Hume region of New South Wales. Moreno Chan J, Walker JCF, Raymond CA Australian Forestry 75: 31-42 2012
Effects of moisture content and temperature on acoustic velocity and dynamic MOE of radiata pine sapwood boards. Moreno Chan J, Walker JCF, Raymond CA Wood Science and Technology 45(4): 609-626 2011
Non-destructive assessment of green density and moisture condition in plantation-grown radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don.) by increment core measurements. Moreno Chan J, Raymond CA, Walker JCF Holzforschung 64: 521-528 2010
A wood quality measurement campaign to realise the real value of Australian grown radiata pine. Dickson R, Raymond CA, Watt D, Joe B, Moreno J, Walker J Proceedings Wood Technology Research Centre Workshop: โ€˜Strategies for growing high quality trees and, processing and utilisation of wood productsโ€™. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 2006
Wood quality in radiata pine plantations: Why corewood? Why microfibril angle? Effects on stiffness, shrinkage and warp. Moreno J, Walker J Proceedings Conference Wood Quality 2004: Practical Tools and New Technologies to Improve Segregation of Log and Lumber for Processing. Albury NSW. Australia. 2004