There are a number of wood properties which affect the quality of forest products such as lumber and pulp. Of these, wood density is considered by some to be the single most important physical characteristic because it is an excellent predictor of strength, stiffness, hardness, and paper-making capacities. Accurately assessing...
Orchard floor management (OFM) practices can improve soil function and alter
the soil biological community. Soil function is dependent on soil forming materials and
on management practices but little is known about how OFM affect orchard soil quality,
fertilizer N uptake, or tree growth and production.
Research plots were located...
Growing societal demand for forest products is pressuring managers to increase productivity from a finite land area, and it is expected that increased supply will come mostly from expansion of intensively managed stands. The USDA Forest Service and numerous collaborators created the Long-Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) network of research sites...
Diverse stakeholders and land management agencies are increasingly working together in “forest collaborative” groups to meet ecological, economic, and social goals on Oregon’s public lands. Many collaboratives focus on science-based ecosystem restoration. One such group is the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project (DCFP) in central Oregon, which seeks to increase forest...
Since the end of the Cold War, the US Navy has had an increasing interest in continental shelves and slopes as
operational areas. To work in such areas
requires a good understanding of ocean
acoustics, coastal physical oceanography,
and, in the modern era, autonomous
underwater vehicle (AUV) operations.
Funds alloted from the Vocational Education Act of
1963, Public Law 88-210, opened up an entirely new dimension
in vocational agriculture programs throughout the
The new dimension is an amendment to the period
beginning with the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917. Up to the
time of the Vocational Education Act...
Respiratory illnesses caused by both viral and bacterial infection are serious issues for global healthcare providers. With the emergence of new, drug-resistant forms of these diseases, innovative drugs and treatment therapies are needed. M tuberculosis is an infection that affects a large portion of the world’s population each year. Aerosol...
protocol (Glen Research) method for oligonucleotide synthesis to create 10-subunit polymer
The United States of America and the world are faced with three massive intertwining challenges at this time: COVID-19, racial inequity, and climate change. As a species, humans must come together and collectively address these challenges to preserve our humanity and make our world a more just and livable place...