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Miss Peta-Anne Smith

Overview of thesis

Stimulation of Western Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) oil production using multiple treatments.

Western Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) produces valuable high quality oil and timber, and is looked to as a cheaper alternative to Indian sandalwood, which is in decline due to poor management and over-harvesting. My project will attempt to induce oil production, which could reduce the time between establishment and harvesting, and make sandalwood agroforestry more appealing to WA farmers. In this project, four treatments, which are of physical and/or chemical nature, will be applied to sandalwood trees at three plantations across the Wheatbelt region of WA, as well as a group of control trees which will be used as comparison for oil production.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management), ECU (2013-2016)

Other Qualifications

  • WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket
  • Provide first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic life support (Current)
  • Operate a 4WD on Unsealed Roads

Supervisors

Mr Andrew Lyon (Forest Products Commission)
Mr Jon Brand (Forest Products Commission)

Contact

Miss Peta-Anne Smith
Masters by Research Student
Centre for Ecosystem Management
School of Science
Mobile: 0478 120 320
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