Coring at ODP Sites 859, 860, and 861 near the Chile Triple Junction failed to recover anticipated gas hydrate that was inferred
to be present from two lines of geophysical evidence: pre-cruise observation of a weak to strong bottom simulating reflector (BSR)
marking the predicted base of the gas-hydrate stability...
The subduction of the oceanic spreading center at the Chile Triple Junction is marked by a substantial thermal perturbation
and marked changes in the hydrogeologic and aqueous geochemical regimes in the overthrust plate. Ridge subduction substantially
changes the fluid chemistry in the wedge through variably hydrating the oceanic basement, accretionary...
Laminated root rot of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.)
Franco) caused by the fungus Phellinus weirii (Murr.)Gilbertson was
studied in two successive stands in the Oregon Coast Range. Damage
due to the disease in a 60-year-old second-growth stand was compared
with incidence in the preceding 300-year-old stand on the same site....
In 1993 The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality developed a Cross-media Comparative Risk Assessment model to address certain regulatory concerns. Due to budget constraints the model was never beta tested. Now in 1995, the X-media project has been reopened, and the model revised, and tested. Specific revisions include: 1) Upgrade...
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF
David S. Borys for the degree of
The accelerated diagenesis, maturation, and catagenesis of organic matter to hydrothermal petroleum was studied in sediments from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 139 in Middle Valley, northern Juan de Fuca Ridge. Sediments at Sites 855 and 856 have experienced high heat flow resulting in accelerated diagenesis of the immature organic matter...
Described as one of the most destructive pathogens of agricultural crops and forest trees, Phytophthora is a genus of microorganisms containing over 100 known species. Phytophthora alni has caused collar and root disease in alders throughout Europe and a form of the species has recently been isolated in North America....
Early learning skills, such as executive function (EF), are a key component of healthy development and predict long-term academic success. Yet many children are entering kindergarten without the necessary skills (including EF) that are needed to set them on a successful learning trajectory. Early prekindergarten classrooms that encourage a high...
Verticicladiella wageneri Kendr. is a vascular wilt pathogen of
Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest, The disease is characterized by
black staining of colonized sapwood; crown symptoms are those typical
of a wilting syndrome. Histopathological studies revealed that the
pathogen is limited to the xylem but causes vascular dysfunction in
Alaska-cedar (Chamaecvparis nootkatensIs (D. Don) Spach) is a
valuable tree that is suffering from a serious decline and mortality of
unknown cause throughout southeast Alaska. Epidemiological and
pathological studies were initiated to determine if a pathogen is the
primary cause of this problem. By examining old aerial photographs and