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MElAlEuCAS: THEIR BoTAny,
ESSEnTIAl oIlS AnD uSES is a visually
stunning A4 book with colour photos of
nearly 300 species of the genus. Detailed
analyses of each species’ oil profile are
provided in a companion website.
Species of Melaleuca are used
for producing essential oils, land
rehabilitation, pole production, and
horticulture in Australia and the Asia-
Pacific. To date, there has been a lack of
published comprehensive information
about the genus.
The book covers the botanical
characteristics, distribution maps,
commercial and ornamental uses of
Melaleuca, along with information on
propagation, production, pests and
diseases, and conser vation.
The guide was written by three
Australian scientists with extensive
experience with Melaleuca. It builds on
ACIAR’s research program on Melaleuca
essential oils industries in Australia,
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
The essential oils program of the Rural
Industries Research and Development
Corporation funded a major field
collection in Western Australia to fill gaps
in species coverage for the guide.
MELALEUCAS: THEIR BOTANY, ESSENTIAL
OILS AND USES is available as a free
download or in hard copy ($85, incl GST )
from ACIAR’s website (www.aciar.gov.au)
ACIAR’S DISTRIBuTIon PolICy
ACIAR provides complimentary copies of its publications to developing-
country libraries, institutions, researchers and administrators with
involvement in agriculture in developing countries in ACIAR’s operating
areas, and to scientists involved in ACIAR projects. For enquiries about
complimentary copies, please contact ACIAR’s Communications Unit,
For other customers, please use our online ordering facility at <aciar.gov.
au> or direct enquiries to our distributors, Can Print Communications, PO
Box 7472, Canberra BC, ACT 2610, Australia, phone +61 2 6295 4422, fax
+61 2 6295 4473, email@example.com.
Copies of most publications are available as free downloads from the
ACIAR website <aciar.gov.au>.
PARTNERS NOvEMBER 2013
news and events
from around ACIAR
phd fRom eAst tImoR to AddRess hunGeR
aciar action east timor’s agricultural sector—including its technical and educational capacity—was devastated
leading up to independence in 1999. ACIAr’s Seeds of life program has provided assistance, rebuilding that
capacity through farm-centric research that seeks to help the 40% of households that were experiencing hunger
for up to four months a year. ACIAr is also helping to train a new generation of agricultural scientists to carry
on the work—people such as dr marcal
Gusmao, who received an ACIAr John
Allwright Fellowship to undertake a Phd
at the university of western Australia
(uwA). he worked on the development
of a legume crop that is tolerant to both
drought and waterlogging and became
uwA’s first Phd recipient from east timor.
his doctorate in agricultural science
enables dr Gusmao to pass on methods of
improving crop yields to his students at the
National university of timor-leste, where
he is also working for a united Nations
development program on climate change.
dr Gusmao’s Phd research involved
assessing grass pea, which, unlike other
legumes, yields well under stress.
(From left) Emeritus Professor Alan Robson, former UWA vice- Chancellor,
crop researcher Dr Marcal Gusmao, principal supervisor Erik veneklaas and
Dean of the Graduate Research School, Winthrop Professor Alan Dench.
Photo: university oF western australia
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