Professor Euan Mason

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Position

Professor

Qualifications

B.Sc.(For)
Ph.D.

Room

Forestry 212

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2584 (Ext 6584)
Cell: +64 22 6470088
euan.mason@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal Address

School of Forestry
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Postgraduate students


Cecilia Rachid Casnati, PhD student, is studying hybrid physiological/mensurational modelling of P. taeda and E. globulus

Matt Waghorn, PhD Student, is studying the influence of drought periodicity on wood properties of radiata pine.

Research Interests

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Mason, E.G., Linking hybrid mensurational/eco-physiological growth and yield models with crop establishment: a replacement for time gain analysis, New Forests 44 (6), 951-959, 2013

Mason, E.G, & B.R. Manley, Forestry and Climate Change, Chapter 8 of “Forestry in a Global Context”, 2nd Edition, Edited by R. Sands, 149-157, 2013

Mason, E.G., The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: What has gone wrong and what might we achieve? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 58 (2), 30-34, 2013

Mason, E.G., Sewell, A.C, & Evison, D., Validation of an individual-tree volume equation for Nothofagus menziesii (Hook f.) Oerst in Southland, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 42, 25-28, 2012

Mason, E.G., Diepstraten, M., Pinjuv, G.L., & Lasserre, J.P., Comparison of direct and indirect leaf area index measurements of Pinus radiata D. Don., Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 166-167, 113-119, 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.06.013

Mason, E.G, Mason, E.G, Pinetum Britannicum: Glorious scientific story books, In: C. Jones, B. Matthews, J. Clement (Ed.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2011

Mason, E.G., Methol, R., Cochrane, H., Hybrid mensurational and physiological modelling of growth and yield of Pinus radiata D.Don. using potentially useable radiation sums, Forestry, 84 (2), 99-108, 2011

Mason, E.G., Skinner, M.F., Barrow, N.J., Lowe, A., Bown, H.E., Predicting phosphorus requirements of young Pinus radiata using sequential Bray soil extraction, Plant and Soil, 339, 1-2, 425-434 2011, DOI 10.1007/s11104-010-0595-8

Bown, H.E., Watt, M.S., Clinton, P.W., Mason, E.G., Influence of ammonium and nitrate supply on growth, dry matter partitioning, N uptake and photosynthetic capacity of Pinus radiata seedlings, Trees – Structure and function 24, 2010

Mason, E.G., Impacts of the revised Emissions Trading Scheme on potential demand for carbon credits from new forest planting, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 54 (4), 12-15, 2010

Lasserre, J.P., Mason, E.G., & Watt, M.S., and Moore, J., Influence of initial planting spacing and genotype on microfibril angle, wood density, fibre properties and modulus of elasticity in Pinus radiata D.Don corewood, Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 1924-1931, 2009

Bown, H.E., Watt, M.S., Mason, E.G., Clinton, P.W., and Whitehead, D., The influence of nitrogen and phosphorus supply and genotype on mesophyll conductance limitations to photosynthesis in Pinus radiata, Tree Physiology 29, 1143 – 1151, 2009

Bown, H.E., Mason, E.G., and Watt, M.S., Chlorophyll Fluorescence Responses of Pinus radiata Clones to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Supplies, Ciencia e Investigacion Agraria, 36 (3), 451-464, 2009

Mason, E.G., Growth and yield modelling in a climate of change: How can we make good use of data from past epochs?, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 54 (3), 19-25, 2009

Bloomberg, M., Sedcole, J.R., Mason, E.G., and G. Buchan, Hydrothermal time germination models for radiata pine (Pinus radiata D. Don), Seed Science Research 19, 1–12, 2009

Bown, H.E., Watt, M.S., Clinton, P.W., Mason, E.G., & Whitehead, D., The influence of N and P supply and genotype on carbon flux and partitioning in potted Pinus radiata plants, Tree Physiology 29 (7), 857-868, 2009

Thomas, M.M., Watt, M.S., Jay, J., Peltzer, D, Mason, E.G., Turnbull, M.H., & Whitehead, D., Influence of defoliation on reproductive capacity and growth in Buddleja davidii, Weed Research 49, 67–72, 2008

Mason, E.G., Influences of silviculture, genetics and environment on radiata pine corewood properties: results from recent studies and future directions, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 53 (2), 2008

Sharma, R.K., Mason, E.G., & Sorensson, C.T., Plot type can impact growth predictions of clones deployed monoclonally, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 53 (1), 7-11, 2008

Bloomberg, M., Mason, E.G., Jarvis, P., & Sedcole, R., Predicting seedling biomass of radiata pine from allometric variables, New Forests 36 (1), 103-114, 2008

Lasserre, J.P., Mason, E.G., & Watt, M.S., Influence of the main and interactive effects of site, stand stocking and clone on Pinus radiata D.Don corewood modulus of elasticity, Forest Ecology and Management 255 (8-9), 3455-3459, 2008

Sharma, R.K., Mason, E.G., & Sorensson, C., Productivity of radiata pine clones in monoclonal and clonal mixture plots at age 12 years, Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 140-148, 2008

McCallum, D. J., Mason, E.G. & Whitley, B., Influence of exposure and elevation on radiata pine branch size, log velocity, sweep, taper and value, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 52 (3), 10-16, 2007

Sharma, R.K., Mason, E.G., & Sorensson, C., Impact of planting stock quality on initial growth and survival of radiata pine clones and modelling initial growth and survival, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 52 (1), 14-23, 2007

Waghorn, M.J., Mason, E.G., & Watt, M.S., Influence of initial stand density and genotype on longitudinal variation in modulus of elasticity for 17-year-old Pinus radiata, Forest Ecology and Management, 252, 67–72, 2007

Waghorn, M.J., Watt, M.S., & Mason, E.G., Influence of tree morphology, genetics, and initial stand density on outerwood modulus of elasticity of 17-year-old Pinus radiata, Forest Ecology and Management, 244 (1-3), 86-92, 2007

Waghorn, M.J., Mason, E.G., & Watt, M.S., Assessing interactions between initial stand stocking and genotype on growth and form of 17 year old Pinus radiata in Canterbury, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 52 (1), 24-30, 2007

Lasserre, J.P., Mason, E.G., & Watt, M.S., Assessing corewood acoustic velocity and modulus of elasticity with two impact based instruments in 11 year old trees from a clonal-spacing experiment of Pinus radiata D.Don, Forest Ecology and Management 239, 217-221, 2007

Bown, H.E., Watt, M.S., Clinton, P.W., Mason, E.G., & Richardson, B., Partititioning concurrent influences of nitrogen and phosphorus supply on photosynthetic model parameters of Pinus radiata, Tree Physiology 27, 335–344, 2007

Mason, E.G., Rose, R.W. and L.S. Rosner, Time vs light: A potentially useable light sum hybrid model to represent the juvenile growth of Douglas-fir subject to varying levels of competition, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37 (4), 795-605, 2007

Watt, M.S., D'Ath, R., Leckie, A., Clinton, P., Coker, G., Davis, M., Simcock, R., Parfitt, R., Dando, J. & Mason, E.G., Modelling the influence of stand structural, edaphic and climatic influences on juvenile Pinus radiata fibre length, Forest Ecology and Management, 229, 136–144, 2006

Dzierzon, H. and Mason, E.G., Towards a nationwide growth and yield model for radiata pine plantations in New Zealand, Canadian Journal of Forest Research: 36 2533-2543, 2006

Mason, E.G., and Dzierzon, H., Applications of modeling to vegetation management, Canadian Journal of Forest Research: 36, 2505-2514, 2006

Pinjuv, G., Mason, E.G, and Watt, M.S., Quantitative validation and comparison of a range of forest growth models, Forest Ecology and Management 236, 37-46, 2006

Mason, E.G., Interactions between influences of genotype and grass competition on growth and wood stiffness of juvenile radiata pine in a summer-dry environment, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36 (10): 2454-2463, 2006

Zhao, W., Mason, E.G., and Brown, J., Modelling height-diameter relationships of Pinus radiata plantations in Canterbury, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Forestry 51 (1): 23-27, 2006

Michael S. Watt, John R. Moore, Jean-Philippe Façon, Geoff M. Downes, Peter W. Clinton, Graham Coker, Murray R. Davis, Robyn Simcock, Roger L. Parfitt, John Dando, Euan G. Mason, and Horacio E. Bown, Modelling environmental variation in Young's modulus for Pinus radiata and implications for determination of critical buckling height, Annals of Botany 98: 765-775, 2006

Watt, M.S., Facon, J.P., Moore, J.R., Downes, G.M., Clinton, P.W., Coker, G., Davis, M., Simcock, R., Parfitt, R., Dando, J., Mason, E.G., and Bown, H., Modelling the influence of stand structural, edaphic and climatic influences on Pinus radiata dynamic modulus of elasticity. Forest Ecology and Management, 229 (1-3): 136-144, 2006

Richardson, B., Watt, M.S., Mason, E.G., & Kriticos, D.J., Advances in modelling and decision support systems for vegetation management in young forest plantations. Forestry 79: 29-42, 2006

Mason, E.G. Growth and yield modelling, In: Colley, M.J. (Ed) New Zealand Institute of Forestry Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2006

Mason, E.G. & M.S. Watt, Initial growth modelling, In: Colley, M.J. (Ed) New Zealand Institute of Forestry Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2006