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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 ...

Rapid Quantitative Analysis of Forest Biomass Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Partial Least Squares Regression 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Fasina, Oladiran O.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903; 0000-0003-2676-7376; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-02)
Fourier transform infrared reflectance (FTIR) spectroscopy has been used to predict properties of forest logging residue, a very heterogeneous feedstock material. Properties studied included the chemical composition, thermal ...

Regional sources of nitrous oxide over the United States: Seasonal variation and spatial distribution 

Miller, S.M.; Kort, E. A.; Hirsch, A. I.; Dlugokencky, E. J.; Andrews, A. E.; Xu, X; Tian, H; Nehrkorn, T.; Eluszkiewicz, J.; Michalak, A.M.; Wofsy, S. C.; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2022-03-04)
his paper presents top-down constraints on the magnitude, spatial distribution, andseasonality of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions over the central United States. We analyzedata from tall towers in 2004 and 2008 using a high ...

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 ...

Reproduction in Male Crotalus adamanteus Beauvois(Eastern Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake): Relationship of Plasma Testosterone to Testis and Kidney Dimensions and the Mating Season 

Hoss, Shannon K.; Schuett, Gordon W.; Earley, Ryan L.; Smith, Lora L.; 0000-0002-5877-221X (2022-03-03)
The reproductive ecology of male Crotalus adamanteus Beauvois (Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake) from southwestern Georgia (Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Baker County) was studied from 14 August 2003 to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Screening Pinus taeda (loblolly pine) families for physical and mechanical properties using vibrational spectroscopy 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903 (2020-05-26)
In a bid to control the loblolly pine decline complex, stakeholders are using the selection and deployment of genetically superior families that are disease tolerant. It is vital that we do not compromise other important ...

Severe Long-Lasting Drought Accelerated Carbon Depletion in the Mongolian Plateau 

Lu, Chaoqun; Tian, Hanqin; Yu, Zhen; Pan, Shufen; Dangal, Shree; Zhang, Bowen; Yang, Jin; Pederson, Neil; Hessl, Amy; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0001-7920-1427; 0000-0001-9529-8206; 0000-0002-8370-0509; 0000-0003-2019-9603 (2020-02-25)
Paleoclimate records identified a severe drought lasting approximately a decade on the Mongolian Plateau during the 2000s, the severity of which was only exceeded by a single drought during the last two millennia. Under ...

Simulated data and code for analysis of herpetofauna response to forest management in the Missouri Ozarks 

Rota, Christopher T.; Wolf, Alexander J.; Renken, Rochelle B; Gitzen, Robert A.; Fantz, Debby K.; Montgomery, Robert A.; Olson, Matthew G.; Vangilder, Larry D.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2020-02-29)
We present predictor variables and R and Stan code for simulating and analyzing counts of Missouri Ozark herpetofauna in response to three forest management strategies. Our code performs four primary purposes: import ...

Simulated Summer Rainfall Variability Effects on Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Seedling Physiology and Susceptibility to Root-Infecting Ophiostomatoid Fungi 

Chieppa, Jeff; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Chappelka, Arthur; 0000-0002-3270-8199; 0000-0001-9404-9638 (2020-04-01)
Seedlings from four families of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) were grown in capped open-top chambers and exposed to three different weekly moisture regimes for 13 weeks. Moisture regimes varied in intensity and frequency ...

Small-scale land-use variability affects Anopheles spp. distribution and concomitant Plasmodium infection in humans and mosquito vectors in southeastern Madagascar 

Zohdy, Sarah; Derfus, Kristin; Headrick, Emily G.; Andrianjafy, Mbolatiana Tovo; Wright, Patricia C.; Gillespie, Thomas R.; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Background: Deforestation and land-use change have the potential to alter human exposure to malaria. A large percentage of Madagascar's original forest cover has been lost to slash-and-burn agriculture, and malaria is one ...

Spatial and temporal patterns of nitrogen deposition in China: Synthesis of observational data 

Lu, Chaoqun; Tian, Hanqin; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2022-11-07)
[1] Anthropogenic nitrous pollutant emissions in China significantly increased during the last decades, which contributed to the accelerated nitrogen ( N) deposition. In order to characterize spatial pattern of nitrogen ...

Statistical Danger Zone 

Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Gitzen, Robert A.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2020-04-01)

Teeth, Sex, and Testosterone: Aging in the World's Smallest Primate 

Zohdy, Sarah; Gerber, Brian D.; Tecot, Stacey; Blanco, Marina B.; Winchester, Julia M.; Wright, Patricia C.; Jernvall, Jukka; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) are an exciting new primate model for understanding human aging and disease. In captivity, Microcebus murinus develops human-like ailments of old age after five years (e.g., neurodegeneration ...

Temperature Changes in Central Asia from 1979 to 2011 Based on Multiple Datasets* 

Hu, Zengyun; Zhang, Chi; Hu, Qi; Tian, Hanqin; 0000-0002-4259-9141 (2022-03-03)
The arid and semiarid region in central Asia is sensitive and vulnerable to climate variations. However, the sparse and highly unevenly distributed meteorological stations in the region provide limited data for understanding ...

The thermal conductivity of Earth's lower mantle 

Tang, Xiaoli; Ntam, Moses C.; Dong, Jianjun; Rainey, Emma S. G.; Kavner, Abby (2022-09-16)
We assess the thermal conductivity of the Earth’s lower mantle anchored on our first-principles calculations of lattice thermal conductivity of MgSiO3 perovskite. Our calculations agree with measurements of iron-free ...

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 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.