Published peer-reviewed papers:

  1. Keret, R., Schliephack, P.M., Stangler, D.F., Seifert, T., Kahle, H., Drew, D.M., Hills, P.N. (In Press). An open-source machine-learning approach for obtaining high-quality quantitative wood anatomy data from E. grandis and P. radiata xylem. Plant Science (In Press).
  2. Schoeman, L., Drew, D. M. (2023). Advanced imaging and quantification of the cambium and developing xylem in eucalypts using X-ray micro-and nano-computed tomography. IAWA Journal, 1(online), 1-24.
  3. Gakenou, O. F., Martin, K. C., Germishuizen, I., & Drew, D. M. (2023). Parameter testing and application of the 3PG model for Eucalyptus grandis x Urophylla in subtropical conditions in South Africa. CERNE, 29(1).
  4. Keret, R., Hills, P., & Drew, D. (2023). The evolution of in vitro tracheary element systems from annual to perennial plant species. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 153(2), 257-271.
  5. Mandigora, B. G., & Drew, D. M. (2022). Enhancing predictive precision of dominant height projection equations for eucalypts by incorporating rainfall and temperature terms. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 84(4), 271-282.
  6. Drew, D. M., Downes, G. M., Seifert, T., Eckes-Shepard, A., & Achim, A. (2022). A Review of Progress and Applications in Wood Quality Modelling. Current Forestry Reports, 1-16.
  7. Downes, G.M., Harrington, J.J., Drew, D.M., Lausberg, M., Muyambo, P. Watt, D., Lee, D.J. (2022). A Comparison of Radial Wood Property Variation on Pinus radiata between an IML PD-400 ‘Resi’ Instrument and Increment Cores Analysed by SilviScan. Forests 13(5):751.
  8. Drew, D.M., Allen, K. and Downes, G.M. (2022). Dynamics of seasonal growth in a long-lived southern hemisphere conifer are linked to early season temperature. Dendrochronologia, 72: 125933.
  9. Eckes-Shephard, A.H., Ljungqvist, F.C., Drew, D.M., Rathgeber, C.B.K. and Friend, A.D., 2022. Wood Formation Modeling-A Research Review and Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 837648-837648.
  10. Saunders, A. and Drew, D.M., 2022. Stomatal responses of Eucalyptus spp. under drought can be predicted with a gain–risk optimization model. Tree Physiology, 42(4): 815-830.
  11. Saunders, A., Drew, D.M. and Brink, W., 2021. Machine learning models perform better than traditional empirical models for stomatal conductance when applied to multiple tree species across different forest biomes. Trees, Forests and People 6: p.100139.
  12. Saunders, A., & Drew, D. M. (2021). Measurements done on excised stems indicate that hydraulic recovery can be an important strategy used by Eucalyptus hybrids in response to drought. Trees 36: 1-13.
  13. Drew, D. M. (2021). Exploring new frontiers in forecasting forest growth, yield and wood property variation. Annals of Forest Science, 78(2), 1-2
  14. Erasmus, J., Wessels, C.B., Drew, D.M. (2020). Mixed-effects models to predict the flexural lumber properties of Pinus patula trees planted at different spacing levels.  Annals of Forest Science 77(3): 1 – 15.
  15. Van Niekerk, P.B., Drew, D.M., du Toit, B., Dovey, S.B. (2020). Modelling the above-ground biomass of Eucalyptus grandis x nitens in south-eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. Southern Forests 82(1): 15 – 23.
  16. Seifert, E., Seifert, S., Vogt, H., Drew, D., van Aardt, J., Kunneke, A., Seifert, T. (2019). Influence of Drone Altitude, Image Overlap, and Optical Sensor Resolution on Multi-View Reconstruction of Forest Images.  Remote Sensing 11(10): 1252.
  17. Cao, J., Liu, H., Zhao, B., Drew, D. et al. (2019) Species-specific and elevation-differentiated responses of tree growth to rapid warming in a mixed forest lead to a continuous growth enhancement in semi-humid Northeast Asia. Forest Ecology and Management 448:76–84. doi:
  18. Drew, D.M. and Downes, G.M. (2018). Growth at the microscale: Long term thinning effects on patterns and timing of intra-annual stem increment and wood property responses in radiata pine.  Forest Ecosystems 5:32.
  19. Nolan, R.H., Drew, D.M., O’Grady, A.P., Pinkard, E.A., Paul, K., Roxburgh, S.H., Mitchell, P.J., Bruce, J., Battaglia, M., Ramp, D. (2018). Safeguarding afforestation efforts against changes in climate and disturbance regimes.  Forest Ecology and Management 424: 458-467.
  20. Allen, K., Turney, C., Fenwick, P., Drew, D., Villalba, R., Cook, E., Lavergne, A., Palmer, J., Baker, P.J. (2018). A comparison of some simple methods used to detect unstable temperature responses in tree-ring chronologies. Dendrochronologia 48: 52-73.
  21. Erasmus, J., Kunneke, A., Wessels, C.B. and Drew, D.M. (2018). The effect of planting density on Pinus patula stem curvature, microfibril angle and wood density.  Forestry 91(3): 247–258.
  22. Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M. and Bruce, J. (2017). Future wood properties in Australian forests: effects of temperature, rainfall and elevated CO2. Australian Forestry 80(4): 242 – 254.
  23. von Gadow, K., Zhang, G.Q., Durrheim, G., Drew, D., Seydack, A. (2016). Diversity and Production in an Afromontane Forest.  Forest Ecosystems 3(1): 15.
  24. Wagner, Fabien H., Bruno Hérault, Damien Bonal, Clément Stahl, Liana O. Anderson, Timothy R., Baker, Gabriel Sebastian Becker, Hans Beeckman, Danilo Boanerges Souza, Paulo Cesar Botosso, David M. J. S. Bowman, Achim Bräuning, Benjamin Brede, Foster Irving Brown, Jesus Julio Camarero, Plínio Barbosa Camargo, Fernanda C. G. Cardoso, Fabrício Alvim Carvalho, Wendeson Castro, Rubens Koloski Chagas, Jérome Chave, Emmanuel N. Chidumayo, Deborah A. Clark, Flavia Regina Capellotto Costa, Camille Couralet, Paulo Henrique Da Silva Mauricio, Helmut Dalitz, Vinicius Resende De Castro, Jaçanan Eloisa De Freitas Milani, Edilson Consuelo De Oliveira, Luciano De Souza Arruda, Jean-Louis, Devineau, David M. Drew, et al. (2016). Climate seasonality limits carbon assimilation and storage in tropical forests.  Biogeosciences 13: 2537-2562.
  25. Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M. (2015).  A model of stem growth and wood formation in Pinus radiata.  Trees: Structure and Function 29: 1395 – 1413.
  26. Allen, K., Cook, E., Drew, D., Downes, G., Baker, P., Francey, R. (2014). Continuing upward trend in Mt Read Huon pine ring widths – temperature or divergence?  Quaternary Science Reviews 102: 39 – 53.
  27. Zweifel, R., Drew, D.M., Schweingruber, F., Downes, G.M. (2014). Xylem as the main origin of stem radius changes in Eucalyptus. Functional Plant Biology 41(5): 520-534.
  28. Drew, D.M., Richards, A.E., Cook, G.D., Downes, G.M., Gill, W., Baker, P.J. (2014). The number of days on which increment occurs is the primary determinant of annual ring width in Callitris intratropica. Trees: Structure and Function 28(1): 31-40.
  29. Allen, K., Drew, D., Downes, G., Evans, R., Cook, E., Battaglia, M., Baker, P. (2013). A strong regional temperature signal in low‐elevation Huon pine. Journal of Quaternary Science 28(5): 433-438.
  30. Drew, D.M., Allen, K., Downes, G.M., Evans, R., Battaglia, M. & Baker, P. (2013) Wood properties in a long-lived conifer reveal strong climate signals where ring-width series do not. Tree Physiology, 33, 37-47.
  31. Allen, K., Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M., Evans, R., Baker, P. and Grose, M. (2012). Ring width, climate and wood density relationships in two long-lived Tasmanian tree species.  Dendrochronologia 30: 167-177.
  32. Drew, D.M., Richards, A.E., Downes, G.M., Cook, G.D. and Baker, P. (2011). The development of seasonal tree water deficit in Callitris intratropica. Tree Physiology 31(9): 953 – 964.
  33. Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M. and Evans, R. (2010). Short-term growth responses and associated wood density fluctuations in variously irrigated Eucalyptus globulus.  Trees: Structure and Function 25(2): 153 – 161.
  34. Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M. and Battaglia, M (2010). CAMBIUM, a process-based model of daily xylem development in Eucalyptus.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 264: 395 – 406.
  35. Drew, D.M., Schulze, E.-D. and Downes, G.M. (2009). Temporal variation in delta13C, wood density and microfibril angle in variously irrigated Eucalyptus nitens.  Functional Plant Biology 36: 1 – 10.
  36. Drew, D.M., O’Grady, A.P., Downes, G.M., Read, J. and Worledge, D. Drought and temperature induced wood property variation in irrigated and non-irrigated Eucalyptus globulus.  Annals of Forest Science 66(4).
  37. Drew, D.M. and Downes, G.M. (2009). The use of precision dendrometers in research on daily stem size and wood property variation: a review.  Dendrochronologia 27: 159 – 172.
  38. Drew, D.M., Downes, G.M., Grzeskowiak, V. and Naidoo, T. (2009). Differences in daily stem size variation and growth in two hybrid eucalypt clones.  Trees: Structure and Function 23: 585 – 595.
  39. Downes, G.M., Drew, D.M., Battaglia, M. and Schulze D. (2009). Measuring and modelling stem growth and wood formation: an overview.  Dendrochronologia 27: 147 – 157.
  40. Downes, G.M. and Drew, D.M. (2008). Climate and growth influences on wood formation and utilisation.  Southern Forests 70(2): 155-167.
  41. Drew, D.M., O’Grady, A.P., Downes, G.M., Read, J. and Worledge, D. (2008). Daily stem growth patterns in irrigated and non-irrigated Eucalyptus globulus.  Tree Physiology 28: 1573-1581.
  42. Drew, D.M. and Pammenter, N.W. (2007). Developmental rates and morphological properties of fibres in two eucalypt clones at sites differing in water availability.  Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal 69: 71-79.
  43. Drew, D.M. and Pammenter, N.W. (2006). Vessel frequency, size and arrangement in two eucalypt clones growing at sites differing in water availability. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 51(3): 23-28.
  44. Dye, P.J., Jacobs, S.M., Drew, D. (2004). Verification of 3-PG growth and water-use predictions in twelve Eucalyptus plantation stands in Zululand, South Africa. Forest Ecology and Management 193:197 – 218
  45. Jacobs, S.M. and Drew, D..M. (2002). Using tree physiology to better understand the effect of environmental factors on wood fibre properties.  TAPPSA Journal; Special edition for APPW 2002.


  1. Saunders, A. (2021). Investigating the photosynthetic and hydraulic trade-off during drought recovery in eucalypts.
  2. Mfuni, T. (2021). Assessing forest yield and site suitability for Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla in coastal Zululand, South Africa, under climate change scenarios.
  3. Mhlabane, F.S., Hale, N., De Villiers, A. (2020). A mathematical model of wood growth. Submitted in partial fulfillment of a structured Master’s degree at African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa.
  4. Sibiya, G. (2020). Predicting growth and future yield in Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla stands using the CABALA process-based model. Submitted in partial fulfillment of an M.Sc. (Forest Science) at Stellenbosch University.