Science Leader, Forest Genetics
Heidi Dungey is the Science Leader of Forest Genetics at Scion (Forest Research Institute), New Zealand and includes nursery, quantitative and molecular genetics. Currently Heidi is working with remote sensing scientists to develop phenotyping platforms for large-scale forest inventory and individual-tree purposes and is part of Scion's committment to the new Forest Phenotyping Working Group of IPPN (https://www.plant-phenotyping.org/IPPN_Forest). Forestry has many challenges to this work, but already it has had an impact through the quantification of the impact of genetics, forest management and environment on forest productivity. Heidi and the Forest Genetics group also work with the Radiata Pine Breeding Company and the Forest Growers to develop and deliver genomic selection tools and methodologies for commercial integration.
Relevant publications include:
Dungey, H.S., Dash, J., Pont, D., Clinton, P., Watt, M., Telfer, E.J., (2018). Phenotyping Whole Forests Will Help to Track Genetic Performance. Trends Plant Sci. 23, 854-864.
Bombrun, M., Dash,J., Pont, D., Watt, M., Pearse, G., Dungey, H. (Accepted). Forest-Scale Phenotyping: Productivity Characterisation Through Machine Learning. Frontiers in Plant Science.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:40 AM – 9:55 AM