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Biographical entry Kile, Glen A. (1946 - )

Dr (PhD), AM, FTSE

2 December 1946
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Forest pathologist and Forest research leader


Glen Kile made a significant contribution to forest science in Australia in the period 1975-2010 through original research in forest pathology in native forests and in leadership and management of forest industries research and development. He authored over 100 scientific publications, and was co-editor of three books including the first comprehensive publication on the diseases of eucalypts. He has supervised postgraduate students, mentored young scientists and served as the editor of several scientific journals.



1992 - 2001
Career position - Chief, CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2002 - 2008
Career position - Executive Director, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation (now Forest and Wood Products Australia)
Award - NW Jolly Medal, Institute of Foresters of Australia
2007 - 2009
Career event - Representative of the Western European and Other Countries Group, United Nations Forum on Forests
Award - Member of the Order of Australia

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Conference Papers

  • Kellas, J.D., Kile, G.A., Oswin D.O. and Ashton, A.K., 'Growth and mortality, 1978 to 1996, in an Armillaria root rot control experiment in the Mount Cole State Forest, Victoria.', in Root and butt rots of forests trees. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on root and butt rots, Carcans-Maubuisson (France), September 1-7, 1997 edited by Delatour, C., Guillaumin, J.J., Lung-Escarment, B. and Marcais, B. (Versailles: INRA EĢditions (Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique), 1998), pp. 363-374.. Details
  • Kerruish, C.M, McCormack, R.J. and Kile, G.A., 'Forest Operations and the Management of Eucalypt Regrowth.', in IUFRO World Congress 1995, Tampere, Finland. Interdivisional session paper (IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), 1995).. Details
  • Morris, J., 'Factors affecting the salt tolerance of eucalypts.', in Eucalypt dieback in forests and woodlands. Proceedings of a conference held at the CSIRO Division of Forest Research, Canberra 4-6 August 1980 edited by Old, K.M., Kile, G.A. and Ohmart, C.P. (Melbourne: CSIRO Division of Forest Research, 1981), pp. 190-204.. Details

Edited Books

  • Keane, P.J., Kile, G.A., Podger, F.D. and Brown, B.N. eds, Diseases and pathogens of eucalypts. (Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing, 2000), 565 pp. Details
  • Shaw, C.G. and Kile, G.A. eds, Armillaria root disease. Agricultural Handbook No. 691. (Washington, D.C.: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service., 1992), 233 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bird, T., Kile, G.A., Podger, F.D., 'The eucalypt crown diebacks - a growing problem for forest Managers.', Australian Forestry, 37 (1974), 173-187. Details
  • Kellas, J.D., Kile, G.A., Jarrett, R.G. and Morgan, B.J.T., 'Occurrence and effects of Armillaria luteobubalina following partial cutting in mixed eucalypt stands in the Wombat Forest, Victoria.', Australian Forest Research, 17 (1987), 263-276. Details
  • Kile, G.A., 'Behaviour of an Armillaria in some Eucalyptus obliqua - Eucalyptus regnans forests in Tasmania and its role in their decline.', European Journal of Forest Pathology, 5 (1980), 278 - 296. Details
  • Kile, G.A., 'Armillaria luteobubalina: a primary cause of decline and death of trees in mixed eucalypt forests in central Victoria.', Australian Forest Research, 11 (1981), 63-77. Details
  • Kile, G.A. and Walker, J., 'Chalara australis sp. nov. (Hyphomycetes), a vascular pathogen of Nothofagus cunninghamii (Fagaceae) in Australia and its relationship to other Chalara species.', Australian Journal of Botany, 35 (1987), 1-32. Details
  • Podger, F.D., Kile, G.A., Bird, T., Turnbull, C.R.A., McLeod, D.E., 'An unexpected decline in some forests of Eucalyptus obliqua and E. regnans in southern Tasmania.', Australian Forest Research, 10 (1980), 53-70. Details


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