A static-renewal, seven day test was developed and
utilized to study the effects of nutrition on the sensitivity
of Mysidopsis intii Holmquist to zinc. It was found that
juvenile growth was the most reliable and sensitive endpoint
that could also reflect the subtle effects of low zinc
concentrations and diet...
The influence of overstory openness on the reproductive
ecology of Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia Nutt.) was
investigated on 4 sites in western Oregon over 2 years. The
breeding system of T. brevifolia was found to deviate from
pure dioecy under a broad range of canopy and site
conditions. Production of...
The male genitalia of 69 species, representing eight genera of
sphecid wasps, were examined in order to ascertain their taxonomic
value. In all, the male genitalia of approximately 1000 specimens
were critically studied.
Emphasis was placed on the genitalia and associated sclerites
of the known males in the genus Eucerceris....
'Gala' is an apple cultivar with a distinctive aroma and flavor. 'Gala' storage season is short in regular atmosphere (RA). Controlled atmosphere (CA) extends 'Gala' storage but volatile production is reduced. 'Gala' odor-active aroma compounds were identified using Osme, a gas chromatography and olfactometry technique. Changes in aroma after RA...
Confederate governors Joseph Brown and Zebulon Vance have long been considered obstructionists to the Confederate cause through their steadfast commitment to states' rights. States' Rights Nationalists throws in its own interpretation of these two men into the historiographical conversation taken on by well-known Civil War historians like Frank Owsley, Albert...
Two forest management objectives being debated in the context of federally managed landscapes in the US Pacific Northwest involve a perceived trade-off between fire restoration and C sequestration. The former strategy would reduce fuel (and therefore C) that has accumulated through a century of fire suppression and exclusion that has...
The thesis area covers 165 square miles including the greater
part of the northeastern quarter of the Mitchell quadrangle in north-central Oregon. The three stratigraphic units exposed in the area
consist of a variety of Tertiary volcanic rocks including the Clarno
Formation, the John Day Formation, and the Columbia River...
The development of new technologies in science is a balance between existence
and use. There are three versions of this duality – something is built and users come,
something is built and users don’t come, and, finally, potential users show up but the
ballpark has not yet been built. In...
This dissertation reports on four related, though separate projects. The first project details the process of carrying out a digitally augmented soil mapping (DSM) effort alongside an ongoing survey in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest (ONF) using a Random Forest algorithm. The second chapter describes a initial soil survey in Oregon's...