Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications
Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A new systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will help engineer trees for specific needs.
Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Declines in Some Invertebrates
Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.
Does Biomass Harvest Affect Wildlife?
Researchers counted mammals, reptiles and amphibians on clearcut loblolly plantation sites in Georgia and North Carolina to find out how removing woody debris affected wildlife.