The hazards-of-place model of vulnerability to environmental hazards posits that vulnerability has biophysical and social components. While biophysical characteristics are important in predicting locations of elevated wildfire risk, the social characteristics of human communities may help us predict locations of elevated wildfire impacts. We examine the relationship between biophysical and...
The outsourcing of data storage and related infrastructure to third-party services in the cloud is a trend that has gained considerable momentum in the last decade due to the savings it affords companies in both capital and operational costs. Although encryption can alleviate some of the privacy concerns associated with...
The study was conducted on the San Dimas Experimenta1 Forest in
southern California. It deals with a field and laboratory evaluation
of several physical and hydraulic properties of the weathered parent
material and suggests how these properties may relate to flood runoff
A simple correlation analysis shows that only...
Producers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon are interested in growing canola as a rotational crop in grass seed and cereal rotations. Many other Brassicaceae seed crops also are produced within the valley. Concerns of seed persistence and volunteer contamination of Brassicaceae seed crops prompted the investigation of seed persistence...
Several 316 stainless steel meso-scopic devices were made using a diffusion
soldering process. Tensile strength and pressure drop of the devices were
measured and metallurgical examinations were made of the joints. Continuous
bonds were observed in the sample cross-section specimens. Strengths of the
diffusion soldered joints were up to 56%...
A series of studies and replicated field sites were implemented in the
Oregon Coast Range within Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco)
sapling plantations infected with varying levels of Swiss needle cast (SNC) caused
by the fungus, Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii (Rhode) Petrak (PG). This research
was conducted to understand the effects of...
Purpose: The study assessed the perceived need for inservice
training to improve the teaching of mathematics in primary schools
in Bendel State of Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to
know where and when the primary school mathematics teachers need
inservice training to improve their standards of teaching elementary
This paper will focus on the “possible economic, environmental and other effects” as they relate to one former military base (BRAC, 2013). With a focus on natural resource sustainability and stakeholder engagement, the research and findings within this paper will answer the question: How can understanding the process of military...
Sound wetland management depends on an accurate comprehensive
assessment of functional wetland values. This management should account
for the cumulative impacts to regions and landscapes resulting from
piecemeal destruction and degradation of wetland resources. A regional or
watershed evaluation of wetland values can also make site-specific
assessments more efficient. The...