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Creating Landscape-Scale Site Index Maps for the Southeastern US Is Possible with Airborne LiDAR and Landsat Imagery
Sustainable forest management is hugely dependent on high-quality estimates of forest site productivity, but it is challenging to generate productivity maps over large areas. We present a method for generating site index ...
Landsat 8 Based Leaf Area Index Estimation in Loblolly Pine Plantations
Leaf area index (LAI) is an important biophysical parameter used to monitor, model, and manage loblolly pine plantations across the southeastern United States. Landsat provides forest scientists and managers the ability ...
Promoting enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by inexpensive soy protein
Abstract Background Liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment has been considered as one of the most industrially viable and environment-friendly methods for facilitating the ...
SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2019
(Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2019)
The intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. This issue features articles on study abroad in Ireland and Costa Rica, InsideTREES summer camp, and alumni thoughts.
Observations at backyard bird feeders influence the emotions and actions of people that feed birds
(British Ecological Society, 2019-03-25)
1. Backyard bird feeding is one of the most common ways people engage with wildlife in many parts of the world. Given its scale, it can have profound consequences for the ecology of feeder birds and their behaviour. While ...
Visualizing the Possibility of Relocation: Coastal Relocation Leaf
The cognitive dissonance between the need for relocation as an adaptation strategy and the reluctance to consider this option among stakeholders may result in maladaptation in communities highly vulnerable to coastal ...
Current status of Landsat program, science, and applications
(Elsevier Inc., 2019-03-11)
Formal planning and development of what became the first Landsat satellite commenced over 50 years ago in 1967. Now, having collected earth observation data for well over four decades since the 1972 launch of Landsat-1, ...
CPULD News, Summer 2019
(Virginia Tech, 2019-06)
In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
The Impact of Targeted Data Management Training for Field Research Projects - A Case Study
We present a joint effort at Virginia Tech between a research group in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Data Services in the University Libraries to improve data management for long-term ecological field ...
Tree Selection Guide for Mid-Atlantic Silvopastures
(Virginia Tech, 2019-02-01)
Silvopasture is a farming practice that intentionally combines trees, forages, and livestock grazing for the purpose of increasing overall productivity. Although silvopasture in the United States has historically been ...