David Gil-Moreno

David GilMoreno

David Gil-Moreno

Research Student

Biography

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 in Spain, David joined Forest Research in the UK as a research trainee before going on to start his PhD in Edinburgh Napier University. In 2016, David re-joined Forest Research as Research Assistant while finishing his PhD.

David's thesis "Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain" investigates the wood properties and merchantability of the four species in different growing regions in Great Britain. The thesis concludes that the four species have the potential to diversity the timber industry in Great Britain.

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Fellowships and Awards

  • James Cup

 

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7 results

Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain

Thesis
Gil-Moreno, D. Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1506120
The limited range of commercial timber species in Great Britain has led the forestry sector to consider wider planting of other species. This research addresses wood propertie...

TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes)

Report
Ridley-Ellis, D., & Gil-Moreno, D. (2018)
TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes). WoodProps for Ireland project
Grading machines MTG 960 mtgBATCH 962 mtgBATCH 966 MTG 920 mtgBATCH 922 mtgBATCH 926 Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) (PSMN) Permitted timber sizes Thickness: 33 mm to 84...

Combining of results from visual inspection, non-destructive testing and semi-destructive testing to predict the mechanical properties of Western Hemlock

Presentation / Conference
Bather, M., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Gil-Moreno, D. (2016, August)
Combining of results from visual inspection, non-destructive testing and semi-destructive testing to predict the mechanical properties of Western Hemlock. Paper presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Austria
Current methods of assessing the mechanical properties of in-situ timber are limited, particularly with regard to estimating bending strength and stiffness. The aim of this re...

Using the right Modulus of Elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, P. (2016)
Using the right Modulus of Elasticity to get the best grades out of softwood timber species in Great Britain. In WCTE 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering e-book Full Papers
The correct characterisation of modulus of elasticity in bending is fundamental for timber grading, especially when that property limits the allocation to a strength class. Th...

The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges.

Presentation / Conference
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, P. (2016, April)
The timber resource in G. B.-more species for new challenges. Paper presented at Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials, London, UK
Timber in Great Britain is mostly produced from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Biotic threats have led tree growers to consider the planting of a wider range of species to o...

Comparing usefulness of acoustic measurements on standing trees for segregation by timber stiffness.

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2015)
Comparing usefulness of acoustic measurements on standing trees for segregation by timber stiffness. In R. J. Ross, R. Gonçalves, & X. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, 378-385
The paper presents a comparison of standard procedures to measure acoustic stiffness of standing trees and logs. The aim is to see how useful they are for predicting the prope...

Strength class of minor conifer species, as estimated from log acoustic measurements, small-clear data and knowledge of wood property variation

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & McLean, J. P. (2014)
Strength class of minor conifer species, as estimated from log acoustic measurements, small-clear data and knowledge of wood property variation. In K. Schober (Ed.), COST Action FP1004 "Experimental Research with Timber", (214-218
It is well known that wood properties vary from species to species. Additionally, trees grow wood in response to their requirement to grow in a certain environment. Therefore,...

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