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Intra-Urban Microclimate Effects on Phenology
The urban heat island effect is commonly defined as the thermal differences between cooler rural and warmer urban areas, but it also refers to microclimatic differences within an urban area that arises from varied combinations ...
A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship between Vegetation and Poverty
The goal of this paper was to investigate poverty and inequities that are associated with vegetation. First, we performed a pixel-level linear regression on time-series and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for ...
Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs
Payments for ecosystem services programs have become common tools but most have failed to achieve wide-ranging conservation outcomes. The capacity for scale and impact increases when PES programs are designed through the ...
Nano@lignocellulose intercalated montmorillonite as adsorbent for effective Mn(II) removal from aqueous solution
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-18)
This paper describes the preparation of nano@lignocellulose (nano@LC) and a nano@lignocellulose/montmorillonite (nano@LC/MT) nanocomposite, as well as the capacity of the nano@LC/MT for adsorbing manganese ions from aqueous ...
Preliminary study of Cell Wall Structure and its Mechanical Properties of C3H and HCT RNAi Transgenic Poplar Sapling
(Springer Nature, 2018-07-12)
This research focused on the cell wall structure and its mechanical properties of down-regulated Coumaroyl shikimate 3-hydroxylase (C3H) transgenic poplar and down-regulated hydroxycinnamoyl CoA: shikimate hydroxycinnamoyl ...
The Influence of a Thermal Treatment on the Decay Resistance of Wood via FTIR Analysis
The decay resistance of wood can be improved via a vacuum heat treatment. The amount of nutrients from cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin and amount of sugars needed by the fungi during their growth were investigated. ...
SBIO Newsletter, Fall 2018
(Virginia Tech, 2018-10)
This is the intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials.
From concept to practice to policy: modeling coupled natural and human systems in lake catchments
(Ecological Society of America, 2018-05-03)
Recent debate over the scope of the U.S. Clean Water Act underscores the need to develop a robust body of scientific work that defines the connectivity between freshwater systems and people. Coupled natural and human systems ...
Integrating Climate Forecasts with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for High-Resolution Hydrologic Simulations and Forecasts in the Southeastern U.S.
This study provides high-resolution modeling of daily water budget components at Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)-12 resolution for 50 watersheds of the South Atlantic Gulf (SAG) region in the southeastern U.S. (SEUS) by ...
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Annual Report 2018
(Virginia Tech. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 2018)
This is the 2018 annual report for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.