Luo Jianzhong

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Scientist Profile

Name: Luo Jianzhong

Title: Research Scientist



BSc, from Nanjing Forestry University

MSc, from Chinese Academyof Forestry

PhD, from Nanjing Forestry University



 Eucalypt genetics and breeding




Dr Luo is the current team leader of genetics and breeding in China Eucalypt Research Centre.And, A key breeding scientist of China Eucalypt Breeding Alliance. The research directions include: eucalypt pulp wood and veneer wood genetic material testing and evaluating, hybrid breeding, clonal breeding. The main research projects he has been involved in includeSino-Australian cooperative project “Development of germplasm and production systems for cold tolerant eucalypts for use in cool regions of southern China and Australia”, Selecting and Breeding of Eucalypt High yield and high quality new varieties, Sustainable eucalypt pulp breeding for China Eucalypt Breeding Alliance.


Representative Projects:

1.  Selecting and Breeding of Eucalypt High Yield and High Quality Varieties;

2.  Introduction of Drought tolerant eucalypts and its breeding techniques;

3.  Introduction of Radiation Frost Room and Its Application Techniques on Cold Tolerant Eucalypt Breeding;

4.  Regional Test of Eucalypt New Varieties: Xin’an No1 and No2;

5.  Testing Guidelines of Eucalyptus New Varieties and Database Establishment of  Known Varieties;

6.  Genetic Stability Study on Stress Resistant Mutation of Eucalypt Clones;

7.  Genetic Improvement of Eucalyptus pellita;



1. 'Development of Cold Tolerant Eucalypt Germplasm and Production System' won the second prize of Liang-xi Forestry Science and Technology award in 2011.

2. 'Introduction of Rare and high value eucalypt Species' won the third prize of Guangdong Agricultural Technology Popularization award in 2007.

3. 'Selection and Silviculture Technique Developing of Eucalypt Pulpwood' won the second prize of Guangdong Science and Technology award in 2004.

4. 'Introduction of Testing Techniques for wood Properties and Cold-tolerant Eucalypts fromSouth Africa' won the second prize of Science and technology award ofZhanjiang City,GuangdongProvince in 2002


Representative Publications:

1. Luo JZ, Arnold RJ, Cao JG, Lu WH, Ren SQ & Xie YJ. (2012) Variation in pulp wood traits between eucalypt clones across sites and implications for deployment strategies Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 24(1): 70–82.

2. Luo J, Zhou G, Wu D, Chen D, Cao J, Lu W, Pegg RE & Arnold RJ*. (2010) Genetic variation and age-age correlations Eucalyptus grandis in southern China. Australian Forestry. 73(2):67-80

3.  Luo J, Arnold, RJ & Aken K. Genetic variation in growth and typhoon resistance in Eucalyptus pellita in southwestern China. Australian Forestry, 2006. 69(1):38-47

4. Luo JZ, Arnold R, Xiang DYet al. Genetic Variation in Growth, Wood Density and Bark Thickness in Eucalyptus dunnii.Forest Research, 2009, 22(6):758-764

5. Luo JZ, Cao JG, Lu WH, et al. Genetic variation in 2-year Eucalypt hybrids’ growth and typhoon resistance. Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 2009, 18(6):91-97

6. Arnold RJ, Luo J. & Clarke B. 2004. Trials of cold tolerant eucalypt species in cooler regions of south central China. ACIAR Technical Report No. 57. ACIAR:Canberra. 106 p.

7. Lan H, Huang X, Luo J & Arnold RJ (2012) Genetic variation in growth and stem straightness in Eucalyptus saligna trials in Fujian. Australian Forestry. In press.

8. Li B, Arnold RJ, Luo J & Li Z. (2012). Genetic variation in growth, cold tolerance and coppicing in Eucalyptus dunnii trials in Hunan,China. Australian Forestry. In press

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