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Characterizing major agricultural land change trends in the Western Corn Belt
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2016-12-01)
Stewardship Plan for Virginia Tech's Old-Growth Forest near Lane Stadium
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08)
The Stewardship Plan for Virginia Tech’s Old-Growth near Lane Stadium is a thorough compilation of essential tasks and prioritized recommendations for the protection and posterity of the urban old-growth forest patch, known ...
Reducing the Conflict between Trees and Overhead Utility Lines through Public Awareness and Education
(Virginia Tech, 2016-09-08)
Trees in the built environment often have the potential to grow large enough to touch overhead utility lines, creating a dangerous interaction between the urban forest and utility infrastructure. The purpose of this project ...
Virginia Water Central, August 2016
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08)
This newsletter features articles on water-related science, policy, and law. Distributed to state agency representatives, faculty, students and interested citizens, it aims to provide current information, statistics, news, ...
Development of Bt Rice and Bt Maize in China and Their Efficacy in Target Pest Control
Rice and maize are important cereal crops that serve as staple foods, feed, and industrial material in China. Multiple factors constrain the production of both crops, among which insect pests are an important one. Lepidopteran ...
Hindcasting Historical Breeding Conditions for an Endangered Salamander in Ephemeral Wetlands of the Southeastern USA: Implications of Climate Change
The hydroperiod of ephemeral wetlands is often the most important characteristic determining amphibian breeding success, especially for species with long development times. In mesic and wet pine flatwoods of the southeastern ...
Competitive Adsorption of Cadmium(II) and Mercury(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions by Activated Carbon from Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge Hull
This paper presents low-cost and recyclable activated carbon (XLAC) derived from Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge hull for high-efficiency adsorption of Cd(II) and Hg(II) ions in industrial wastewater. XLAC was prepared through ...
Differing Levels of Forestry Best Management Practices at Stream Crossing Structures Affect Sediment Delivery and Installation Costs
Forestry best management practices (BMPs) are used to reduce sedimentation from forest streamcrossings. Three BMP treatments (BMP , BMP-std, and BMP+) were applied to three forest road stream crossings (bridge, culvert, ...
Detection of Urban Damage Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Algorithms: Revisiting the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Remote sensing continues to be an invaluable tool in earthquake damage assessments and emergency response. This study evaluates the effectiveness of multilayer feedforward neural networks, radial basis neural networks, and ...
CNRE News, Summer 2016
(Virginia Tech, 2016)
This is the quarterly news magazine of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.