Plywood is the second largest, by value, wood-based product being imported by United Arab Emirates (UAE), below paper products and also second in terms of volume below sawn wood. Very few studies have been done of the UAE market for plywood. This thesis takes a scientific, marketing planning approach to...
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the production of poplar biomass grown under four management conditions in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) of the U.S.A. was conducted. While the extraction of fossil fuels and the subsequent generation of energy have environmental impacts, the alternative of extracting poplar biomass also has impacts...
The wood-based building products industry has experienced significant turbulence over the past several decades as a function of multiple forces including among others globalization, product and process innovation, and shifting customer and consumer interest and demands. Collectively, these changes have challenged the historical tenets which have defined industry strategy and...
In order to decide whether or not to develop biomass energy facilities and where to best locate them, developers and investors need accurate assessments of fuel supply. This includes information about the distribution and concentration of fuel throughout the assessment area, the quality of fuel (form, moisture content, contaminant content,...
The development of a market for currently non-merchantable forest material, such as harvest residues of tops and limbs of trees or small diameter trees, has been suggested as a possible win-win solution that could: (i) provide a financial incentive to help motivate treatments to reduce wildfire risk or restore forest...
The use of bromoxynil (3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile)
to control broadleaf weeds in cereal crops has become widespread.
This herbicide has not always performed satisfactorily for reasons
which were not clearly evident.
The effects of temperature, light and humidity on the herbicidal
activity of bromoxynil on coast fiddleneck, Amsinckia intermedia,
were studied. Fiddleneck...
Fishermen's and managers' perceptions of fishery issues are an
important factor to consider when studying conflicts between the
two groups. According to theories of conflict management,
differences in perceptions may cause situations to be characterized
by misunderstanding and mistrust, and may add to the difficulties in
managing the conflict.
Micropaleontological data have been analyzed through mathematical
and statistical procedures, in order to: (1) establish the distribution
pattern of radiolarian assemblages in the surface sediments,
(2) establish the relationship of these assemblages with oceanographic
variables, (3) determine the faunal composition down-core with
respect to the faunal surface pattern, and (4)...
The objective of this research is to shed light on the phenomenon of independent
volunteer traveling. It represents a form of tourism in which travelers independently organize
their own volunteer efforts and typically provide assistance to local people in return for room and
board. Travelers operate outside the confines of...
Several studies of herbaceous perennials have addressed the effects of
environmental factors during and after production, inherent cold hardiness, and
post-harvest handling procedures to enhance flowering and growth during
establishment. The regrowth of both woody and herbaceous forage plants
following establishment is reported to be directly related to reserve-nitrogen