Recent Submissions

  • Automated Mapping of Typical Cropland Strips in the North China Plain Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Photogrammetry 

    Zhang, Jianyong; Zhao, Yanling; Abbott, A. Lynn; Wynne, Randolph H.; Hu, Zhenqi; Zou, Yuzhu; Tian, Shuaishuai (MDPI, 2019-10-10)
    Accurate mapping of agricultural fields is needed for many purposes, including irrigation decisions and cadastral management. This paper is concerned with the automated mapping of cropland strips that are common in the ...
  • Aquaculture-Mediated Invasion of the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (Gift) into the Lower Volta Basin of Ghana 

    Anane-Taabeah, Gifty; Frimpong, Emmanuel A.; Hallerman, Eric (MDPI, 2019-10-02)
    The need for improved aquaculture productivity has led to widespread pressure to introduce the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strains of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) into Africa. However, ...
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken Avoidance of Trees in a Grassland Landscape 

    Lautenbach, Joseph M.; Plumb, Reid T.; Robinson, Samantha G.; Hagen, Christian A.; Haukos, David A.; Pitman, James C. (2017-01)
    Grasslands are among the most imperiled ecosystems in North America. Reasons that grasslands are threatened include conversion to row-crop agriculture, fragmentation, and changes in fire regimes. The reduction of fire ...
  • Lidar-based estimates of aboveground biomass in the continental US and Mexico using ground, airborne, and satellite observations 

    Nelson, Ross; Margolis, Hank; Montesano, Paul; Sun, Guoqing; Cook, Bruce; Corp, Larry; Andersen, Hans-Erik; deJong, Ben; Paz Pellat, Fernando; Fickel, Thaddeus; Kauffman, Jobriath; Prisley, Stephen (2017-01)
    Existing national forest inventory plots, an airborne lidar scanning (ALS) system, and a space profiling lidar system (ICESat-GLAS) are used to generate circa 2005 estimates of total aboveground dry biomass (AGB) in forest ...
  • CPULD News, Fall 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2019)
    In the “CPULD News” newsletters, you’ll find everything from current news regarding CPULD activities over the past months, to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • Predictive habitat models derived from nest-box occupancy for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel in the southern Appalachians 

    Ford, W. Mark; Evans, Andrew M.; Odom, Richard H.; Rodrigue, Jane L.; Kelly, Christine A.; Abaid, Nicole; Diggins, Corinne A.; Newcomb, Douglas (Inter-Research Science Center, 2015-03-06)
    In the southern Appalachians, artificial nest-boxes are used to survey for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel (CNFS; Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus), a disjunct subspecies associated with high elevation (>1385 ...
  • CNRE News, Summer 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. College of Natural Resources and Environment, 2019)
    The College of Natural Resources and Environment news magazine includes timely news about the Department and much more going on in the College.
  • Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Geographical Criteria for Loblolly Pine Management for Bioenergy Production in Virginia 

    Smith, Meghann; Nguyen, Gia; Wieczerak, Taylor; Wolde, Bernabas; Lal, Pankaj; Munsell, John (MDPI, 2019-09-12)
    This study analyzed the perceptions of four stakeholder groups (forest landowners, private forest consultants, forest management researchers or educators, and federal or state agency foresters), regarding their management ...
  • Activity Patterns of Cave-Dwelling Bat Species during Pre-Hibernation Swarming and Post-Hibernation Emergence in the Central Appalachians 

    Muthersbaugh, Michael S.; Ford, W. Mark; Silvis, Alexander; Powers, Karen E. (MDPI, 2019-09-06)
    In North America, bat research efforts largely have focused on summer maternity colonies and winter hibernacula, leaving the immediate pre- and post-hibernation ecology for many species unstudied. Understanding these ...
  • Investigation of vacuum and steam treatments to heat treat and sanitize ash logs and ash firewood 

    Chen, Zhangjing; White, Marshall (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2013-11-16)
    The goal of this project was to investigate the efficacy of vacuum/steam technology to sanitize low quality ash logs and ash firewood. It is difficult to heat treat the saw logs and firewood because of the relatively large ...
  • Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 2019 

    Unknown author (2019-08-24)
    This annual report lists faculty and student accomplishments at the Center for the period of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
  • Assessing the Sustainability of Virginia’s Commercial Wood Supply 

    Prisley, Steve (Virginia Tech. Center for Natural Resources Assessment & Decision Support, 2015-04-15)
    This presentation to the Virginia Forestry Summit in April 2015 reports on CENRADS' baseline assessment of the sustainability of Virginia's commercial wood supply.
  • Summary of Nonindustrial Private Landowner Survey in Virginia 

    Saulnier, Will; Bolding, Chad; Prisley, Steve; Barrett, Scott (Virginia Tech. Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support, 2015-04-13)
    Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners own the majority of forestland in Virginia and play an important role in supplying timber to markets. Landowners are diverse in their management goals and do not always choose ...
  • Baseline Analysis of Virginia’s Commercial Wood Supply 

    Prisley, Stephen P. (Virginia Tech. Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support, 2015-02)
    Baseline information is crucial for planning and policymaking regarding our forest resources. CeNRADS has conducted a “Tier I” forest resource assessment for the Commonwealth of Virginia. A Tier I assessment is based ...
  • Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support (CENRADS) Quarterly Report, January 2015 

    Prisley, Steve (Virginia Tech. Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support, 2015-01)
    This quarterly report for the Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support (CENRADS) provides updates on current research and future projects at the Center.
  • RootReport Preliminary Results for 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2015)
    We here at Virginia Tech’s RootReport are excited to release data on the 2015 native medicinal plant harvest, and would like to thank everyone who participated in our study. We are preparing to publish these results and a ...
  • RootReport: Preliminary Results for 2014 

    Kruger, Steve; Munsell, John (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2015)
    RootReport is an ongoing project of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. We do market assessment and create extension resources for nontimber forest products. For the last ...
  • Preliminary Results of the 2013 Virginia Tech Root Report 

    Kruger, Steve; Munsell, John (Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2014)
    The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is working on a study of the medicinal plant trade as part of a larger effort to provide research and extension services for non-timber ...
  • Smartphone Technologies and Bayesian Networks to Assess Shorebird Habitat Selection 

    Zeigler, Sara L.; Thieler, E. Robert; Gutierrez, Benjamin T.; Plant, Nathaniel G.; Hines, Megan; Fraser, James D.; Catlin, Daniel H.; Karpanty, Sarah M. (2017-12)
    Understanding patterns of habitat selection across a species' geographic distribution can be critical for adequately managing populations and planning for habitat loss and related threats. However, studies of habitat ...
  • Forestry, Summer 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2019)
    The Summer 2019 issue of Forestry, the newsletter for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.

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