This Is AuburnAUrora

Browsing College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (General) by Title

Now showing items 12-31 of 67

Decision making tools for evaluating candidate species for de-extinction 

Von Hagen, R. Lynn; Prakash, Vasavi; Chalkowski, Kayleigh; Gitzen, Robert; Fantle-Lepczyk, Jean; Hartman, Patricia; Lepczyk, Chris; 0000-0002-6991-6418; 0000-0002-0136-4557; 0000-0001-8507-8197; 0000-0001-5388-0871; 0000-0003-2611-106X; 0000-0002-5316-3159 (2022-01-19)
As genetic editing technologies develop and the possibility of species resurrection becomes more likely, de-extinction is being considered as a tool to restore extinct species and stem biodiversity loss. While promising, ...

Development of a REgion‐Specific Ecosystem Feedback Fire (RESFire) Model in the Community Earth System Model 

Zou, Yufei; Wang, Yuhang; Ke, Ziming; Tian, Hanqin; Yang, Jia; Liu, Yongqiang; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2020-04-01)
Fires play a critical role in modulating regional and global climate through disturbances on meteorological, biogeochemical, and hydrological processes, while fires are strongly affected by climate, terrestrial ecosystems, ...

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 ...

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. ...

Effects of elevated tropospheric ozone and fluctuating moisture supply on loblolly pine seedlings inoculated with root infecting ophiostomatoid fungi 

Chieppa, Jeff; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Chappelka, Art; 0000-0001-9404-9638; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-01)
Southern Pine Decline is a cause of premature mortality of Pinus species in the Southeastern United States. While the pathogenicity of ophiostomatoid fungi, associated with declining Pinus species, has been observed both ...

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 ...

Field evaluation of synthetic lure (3-methyl-1-butanol) when compared to non odor-baited control in capturing Anopheles mosquitoes in varying land-use sites in Madagascar 

Zohdy, Sarah; Derfus, Kristin; Andrianjafy, Mbolatiana Tovo; Wright, Patricia C.; Gillespie, Thomas R.; 0000-0001-5316-0567 (2022-03-11)
Background: Malaria is the 4th largest cause of mortality in Madagascar. To better understand malaria transmission dynamics, it is crucial to map the distribution of the malaria vectors, mosquitoes belonging to the genus ...

Genetically determined fungal pathogen tolerance and soil variation influence ectomycorrhizal traits of loblolly pine 

Piculell, Bridget J.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Hoeksema, Jason D.; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-01)
Selection on genetically correlated traits within species can create indirect effects on one trait by selection on another. The consequences of these trait correlations are of interest because they may influence how suites ...

Global Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Pasturelands and Rangelands: Magnitude, Spatiotemporal Patterns, and Attribution 

Dangal, Shree R. S.; Tian, Hanqin; Xu, Rongting; Chang, Jinfeng; Canadell, Josep G.; Ciais, Philippe; Pan, Shufen; Yang, Jia; Zhang, Bowen; 0000-0002-1806-4091; 0000-0001-7920-1427 (2020-04-01)
The application of manure and mineral nitrogen (N) fertilizer, and livestock excreta deposition are the main drivers of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in agricultural systems. However, the magnitude and spatiotemporal ...

Global Pyrogenic Carbon Production During Recent Decades Has Created the Potential for a Large, Long-Term Sink of Atmospheric CO2 

Wei, Xinyuan; Hayes, Daniel J.; Fraver, Shawn; Chen, Guangsheng; 0000-0001-6544-5287 (2020-05-26)
Fires play an important role in the terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, not only through direct carbon release but also contributing to a potential long-term storage as pyrogenic carbon (PyC). PyC is formed through fires, ...

High Throughput Screening of Elite Loblolly Pine Families for Chemical and Bioenergy Traits with Near Infrared Spectroscopy 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Gallagher, Tom; Billor, Nedret; Fasina, Oladiran O.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903; 0000-0003-2676-7376; 0000-0003-4214-163X; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-01)
Pinus taeda L. (loblolly pine) dominates 13.4 million ha of US southeastern forests and contributes over $30 billion to the economy of the region. The species will also form an important component of the renewable energy ...

Identifying Plant Part Composition of Forest Logging Residue Using Infrared Spectral Data and Linear Discriminant Analysis 

Acquah, Gifty E.; Via, Brian K.; Billor, Nedret; Fasina, Oladiran O.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0003-4269-0903 (2020-05-26)
As new markets, technologies and economies evolve in the low carbon bioeconomy, forest logging residue, a largely untapped renewable resource will play a vital role. The feedstock can however be variable depending on plant ...

The Impact of Drought and Vascular-Inhabiting Pathogen Invasion in Pinus taeda Health 

Devkota, Pratima; Enebak, Scott A.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-04-01)
The complex interaction of various biotic and abiotic factors may put the overall stand health of Pinus spp. at risk. A study was designed to determine the combined impact of drought and vascular-inhabiting fungi (Leptographium ...

IMPREGNATION OF BIO-OIL FROM SMALL DIAMETER PINE INTO WOOD FOR MOISTURE RESISTANCE 

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 ...

Improving Representation of Crop Growth and Yield in the Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model and Its Application to China 

Zhang, Jingting; Tian, Hanqin; Yang, Jia; Pan, Shufen; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1806-4091 (2022-07-29)
To accurately assess the roles of agriculture in securing food security and maintaining environmental sustainability, it is essential to improve the representation of crop growth, development, and yield formation in global ...

Increased light-use efficiency in northern terrestrial ecosystems indicated by CO2 and greening observations 

Thomas, Rebecca T.; Prentice, Lain Colin; Graven, Heather; Ciais, Philippe; Fisher, Joshua B; Hayes, Daniel J; Huang, Maoyi; Huntzinger, Deborah N.; Ito, Akihiko; Jain, Atul; Mao, Jiafu; Michalak, Anna M.; Peng, Shushi; Poulter, Benjamin; Ricciuto, Daniel M.; Shi, Xiaoying; Schwalm, Christopher; Tian, Hanqin; Zeng, Ning; 0000-0002-1806-4091 (2020-04-01)
Observations show an increasing amplitude in the seasonal cycle of CO2 (ASC) north of 45 degrees N of 56 +/- 9.8% over the last 50 years and an increase in vegetation greenness of 7.5-15% in high northern latitudes since ...

Individual-based modeling to project viability of gopher tortoise populations under alternative management scenarios: A case study with two Alabama Wildlife Management Areas 

Tripp, Helen E.; Gitzen, Robert A.; Silvano, Amy L.; 0000-0001-8507-8197 (2019-09-29)
Population projection models are applied tools for considering the potential effects of land and population management alternatives. Incorporating spatially explicit processes and individual dynamics into these models can ...

Integrating info-gap decision theory with robust population management: a case study using the Mountain Plover 

Post van der Burg, Max; Tyre, Andrew J. (2022-03-04)
Wildlife managers often make decisions under considerable uncertainty. In the most extreme case, a complete lack of data leads to uncertainty that is unquantifiable. Information-gap decision theory deals with assessing ...

Investigation of Adult Male White-tailed Deer Excursions Outside Their Home Range 

Karns, Gabriel R.; Lancia, Richard A.; DePerno, Christopher S.; Conner, Mark C. (2022-03-03)
- Although male and female Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) exhibit high site fi delity throughout the year, individuals occasionally leave their home ranges on short excursions during the fall and winter months. ...

Is natural defense capacity correlated with allocation of dry mass to the stem in loblolly pine? 

Sayer, Mary Anne S.; Tyree, Michael C.; Blazier, Michael A.; Sun, Shi-Jean S.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; 0000-0002-3270-8199 (2020-06-09)
In addition to selecting loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) genotypes for superior growth, the concept of customized genetic selection may apply where tree vigor is threatened by insects and disease. A study conducted with ...