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Prediction of strand feedstock mechanical properties with near infrared spectroscopy. 

Kohan, Neil; Via, Brian; Taylor, Steve (2013-04-04)
Wood strands either prepared in the laboratory or from a manufacturing plant were assessed for their ultimate tensile strength, tensile MOE, bending strength, and bending stiffness, and then near infrared spectroscopy was ...

Fabrication and characterization of a triple functionalization of graphene oxide with Fe3O4, folic acid and doxorubicin as dual-targeted drug nanocarrier 

Wang, Zonghua; Zhou, Chengfeng; Xia, Jianfei; Via, Brian; Xia, Yanzhi; Zhang, Feifei; Li, Yanhui; Xia, Linhua (2013-04-04)
A novel triple functionalized drug delivery system was synthesized by encapsulation of superparamagnetic graphene oxide (GO) and doxorubicin (DOX) with folic acid (FA) conjugated chitosan (CHI). The carrier exhibited a ...


Via, Brian; Fasina, Oladiran; Pan, Hui (2013-04-04)
The assessment of wood biomass density through multivariate modeling of mid-infrared spectra can be useful for interpreting the relationship between feedstock density and functional groups. This study looked at predicting ...


Robinson, T.J.; Via, Brian; Fasina, Oladiran; Adhikari, Sushil; Carter, Emily (2013-04-04)
Wood pyrolysis oil consists of hundreds of complex compounds, many of which are phenolic-based and exhibit hydrophobic properties. Southern yellow pine was impregnated with a pyrolysis oil-based penetrant using both a high ...

A comparison of geometry effect on tensile testing of wood strands 

Kohan, Neil; Via, Brian; Taylor, Steve (2013-04-05)
There is currently no ASTM standard for testing the tensile mechanical properties of strands used in wood-strand–based composites. In this study we compared the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) parallel to grain and tensile ...

Cellulose Reinforcement of Phenol Formaldehyde: Characterization and Chemometric Elucidation 

Atta-Obeng, Emmanuel; Via, Brian; Fasina, Oladiran; Auad, Maria; Jiang, Wei (2013-04-05)
Micro sized crystalline cellulose was uniformly dispersed at loadings of 0, 3, 6, and 10% (by weight) in phenol formaldehyde (PF) and tested for thermal properties and shear strength. The application of cellulose into the ...

Effect of microcrystalline cellulose, species, and particle size on mechanical and physical properties of particleboard 

Atta-Obeng, Emmanuel; Via, Brian; Fasina, Oladiran (2013-04-05)
Particleboards made from both sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) and southern pine (Pinus spp.) were made at a small and large particle size and at 0 and 10% microcrystalline cellulose loading. Modulus of rupture, modulus ...

The Response of Visible/Near Infrared Absorbance to Wood-Staining Fungi 

Via, Brian; Eckhardt, Lori; So, C; Shupe, Todd; Groom, Les; Stine, Mike (2013-04-09)
The influence of blue-stain fungi [Ophiostoma minus (Hedgcock) H. and P. Sydow and Leptographium serpens (Goid.) Siemaszko] on absorbance at the visible and near infrared wavelengths was investigated. Forty trees were ...

Effect Of Processing Parameters, Resin, and wax Loading On Water Vapor Sorption of Wood Strands 

Neimsuwan, Trairat; Wang, Siqun; Via, Brian (2013-04-09)
The outdoor use of oriented strandboard (OSB) is undesirable if exposed to atmospheric vapor or rain; however, increasing resin and wax content can mitigate adverse sorption behavior of panels under such negative conditions. ...

Modeling for proximate analysis and heating value of torrefied biomass with vibration spectroscopy 

Via, Brian; Adhikari, Sushil; Taylor, Steve (2013-04-11)
The goal of this study was to characterize the changes in biomass with torrefaction for near infrared reflectance (NIR) and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy for sweetgum, ...

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) Dominates Cheek Pouch Contents of the Great Basin Pocket Mouse (Perognathus Parvus) 

Richardson, Kristen A.; West, Stephen D.; Gitzen, Robert A.; (2019-09-15)
Most of the native shrubsteppe habitat in the northern Columbia Basin of eastern Washington has been invaded by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) or converted to agricultural lands. Therefore, ecological patterns and dynamics ...

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) of Isle Royale: Over-harvest, Climate Change, and the Extirpation of an Island Population 

Licht, Daniel S.; Moen, Ron A.; Brown, D. Paul; Romanski, Mark C.; Gitzen, Robert A. (2019-07-06)
In the 1930s, the Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) was extirpated from Isle Royale, a 535-km2 island located in western Lake Superior, 22 km from the Ontario and Minnesota shorelines. The first half of the 20th century was a ...

Multi-dimensional space use: the final frontier 

Belant, Jerrold L.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Martin, James A.; Gitzen, Robert A. (2019-12-13)

Peromyscus responses to alternative forest management systems in the Missouri Ozarks, USA 

Gitzen, Robert A.; Renken, Rochelle B.; Fantz, Debby K.; Wolf, Alexander J.; Jensen, Randy G.; Favara, Jean; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2019-07-30)
Operational-scale forest management experiments are long-term investments because harvest treatment effects may be dynamic throughout one or more rotation lengths. We examined deermouse (Peromyscus spp.) abundance over the ...

Near Infrared Spectroscopy Calibration for Wood Chemistry: Which Chemometric Technique Is Best for Prediction and Interpretation? 

Via, Brian K.; Zhou, Chengfeng; Acquah, Gifty E.; Jiang, Wei; Eckhardt, Lori G. (2019-08-02)
This paper addresses the precision in factor loadings during partial least squares (PLS) and principal components regression (PCR) of wood chemistry content from near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectra. The precision of ...

Root-Inhabiting Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and their Fungal Associates Breeding in Dying Loblolly Pine in Alabama 

Matusick, George; Menard, Roger D.; Zeng, Yuan; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Zeng, Yuan (2019-08-02)
Root feeding bark beetles in the family Curculionidae and the ophiostomatoid fungi they vector contribute to root disorders of Pinus species around the world. In the southeastern United States root feeding beetles in the ...

Ticks and Tick-Borne Illnesses of Alabama 

Merritt, Emily; Lockaby, Graeme (2018-04-18)
Presentation to a hunter education class on ticks and tick-borne illnesses, their risks, and related preventative/avoidance measures. Also includes a summary of Auburn University's research efforts and preliminary results.

Relationships among hosts, habitats, and ticks throughout Alabama 

Merritt, Emily; Lockaby, Graeme; Mathias, Derrick (2018-04-18)
Ticks are the foremost parasites of wildlife and humans in the United States, and may transmit pathogens associated with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, spotted fever Rickettsiosis, and others. Despite the high occurrence of ...

Tick-Borne Illnesses of Alabama: Relationships Among Hosts, Habitats, and Ticks Throughout the State 

Merritt, Emily; Lockaby, Graeme; Mathias, Derrick (2018-04-18)
Ticks are the foremost parasites of wildlife and humans in the United States, and may transmit pathogens associated with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, spotted fever Rickettsiosis, and others. Despite the high occurrence of ...

Ticks of Alabama 

Merritt, Emily (2018-04-18)
Ticks of Alabama and the illnesses they transmit (based on the most recent research available to-date).