David Gil-Moreno, MSc.

Research Assistant

David Gil Moreno

Email: david.gil@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5900
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5939
Fax: +44 (0)131 445 5124

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

David holds a M.Sc. in forestry engineering, with a specialisation in Forest Management, from the Technical University of Madrid. After completing an internship in the European Forest Institute and getting working experience with consultant companies, David joined Forest Research as a research trainee first before going on to start his PhD in October 2013 and getting his current role in November 2016.

Current role

Research Assistant

Based within the Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change team at Forest Research, David prepares and tests timber samples to determine the wood properties of a range of tree species that are suitable for productive forestry. In particular this is to examine the possible effects of tree breeding, forest management (e.g. species choice, silviculture), climate and disturbance on the production of forest products. David carries out a range of mechanical tests by traditional means, but David also helps develop the use of non-destructive techniques, mainly “acoustic” methods, as predictors of the mechanical performance. David studies the density and other tree ring variables using X-ray densitometry.

Current progjects

Tree and Wood Properties
Preparing and testing samples to determine a range of physical and mechanical properties

Main recent publications

FR publications

Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D. and McLlean, P. 2016. Timber Properties of Noble fir, Norway spruce, Western Red Cedar and Western Hemlock Grown in Great Britain. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Trade journal

Wilson, S.McG, Mason B., Jinks R., Gil-Moreno, D. and Savill, P.  2016. Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Species, silviculture and utilisation potential. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 110(3).

Scientific conferences: proceedings

Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D. and McLean, P. 2016. Using the right modulus of elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain. World Conference on Timber Engineering, 2016.

Scientific conferences: posters

Gil-Moreno, D., Mclean, P., Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016). Simulating timber production and properties in multi-species planted forests. Wood QC 2016, Quebec, Canada, June 2016.