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Biographical entry Neyland, Mark Geoffrey (1958 - )

Dr (PhD)

13 February 1958
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Forest scientist


Dr Mark Neyland has worked in Tasmania in forestry and ecology since graduating from ANU in 1981. Having completed a variety of project work in 1995 he joined the comprehensive regional assessment team which work underpinned the Regional Forest Agreement for Tasmania. He joined Forestry Tasmania in 1998 and in 2005 was appointed Principal Research Scientist (Native Forests), and later, Manager of Research and Development. Since 1998 the key focus of his research has been on developing alternative silvicultural systems to clearfelling for use in tall, wet eucalypt forests.



Education - Bachelor of Science (Forestry), Australian National University
Career position - Joined Forestry Tasmania as Native Forest Research Officer
Education - PhD, University of Tasmania
Career position - Appointed Manager of Research and Development, Forestry Tasmania

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  • Kirkpatrick, J.B., Peacock, R.J., Cullen, P.J. and Neyland, M.G., The wet eucalypt forests of Tasmania., Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Hobart, 1988, 153 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Hickey, J.E., Neyland, M.G., Grove, S.J. and Edwards, L.G., 'From little things big things grow: The Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial in Tasmanian wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest.', Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung, vol. 177, 2006, pp. 113-119. Details
  • Neyland, M. G. and Cunningham, J.K., 'Silvicultural monitoring in uneven-aged highland dry Eucalyptus delegatensis forests in Tasmania.', Australian Forestry, vol. 67, no. 6, 2004, p. 13. Details
  • Neyland, M. Hickey, J. and Read, S.M., 'A synthesis of outcomes from the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial, Tasmania, Australia: safety, timber production, economics, biodiversity, silviculture and social acceptability.', Australian Forestry, vol. 75, 2012, pp. 147-162. Details
  • Neyland, M., Hickey, J., Beadle, C., Bauhus, J., Davidson, N. and Edwards, L., 'An examination of stocking and early growth in the Warra silvicultural systems trial confirms the importance of a burnt seedbed for vigorous regeneration in Eucalyptus obliqua forest.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 258, 2009, pp. 481-494. Details
  • Scott, R.E., Neyland, M.G. and McElwee, D.J., 'Early regeneration results following aggregated retention harvesting of wet eucalypt forests in Tasmania, Australia.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 302, 2013, pp. 254-263. Details

Online Resources

Mark Neyland and Peter Fagg