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Congratulations to CBHR's own Dr. Alphus D. Wilson (Dan) who recently received notification from the international journal Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) that his 2009 review article Applications and Advances in Electronic-Nose Technologies published with Italian cooperator and coauthor Dr. Manuela Baietto was awarded 1st prize of "Sensors Best Paper Award 2013". This international review article summarizes research and applications of electronic aroma detection (EAD) technologies, primarily electronic-nose technologies, that have been developed and utilized within many industrial sectors (worldwide) over the past 30 years.

Congratulations to CBHR's own Dr. Mel Warren for being part of the team of co-authors receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III for “development of a novel indicator of ecosystem function: microbial acquisition of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous.” Their paper, Microbial enzyme activity, nutrient uptake and nutrient limitation in forested streams , was part of a trio of articles on which the award was based.

We welcome Dr. Jiaen Zhang, a visiting scholar from the South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, who will be working this next year with host Dr. Ying Ouyang of our Starkville, MS staff and Dr. Prem Parajuli of the Mississippi State University Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. Dr. Zhang's study areas include agricultural ecology, soil ecology and ecology of invasive plants and animals, green house gases emission in wetlands and global changes, ecological effects of acid rain, as well as ecosystem services and other related global enviromental issues.

CBHR's .Dr. Emile Gardiner has been appointed to succeed Dr. John Stanturf as the U.S. National Representative to the International Poplar Commission, a technical statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States dedicated to the conservation and management of the Salicaceae family of trees, which includes poplars and willows.

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Pondberry

CBHR technicians monitoring Pondberry populations

Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia) is a rarely seen woody plant that grows in seasonally flooded wetlands and on the edges of sinks and ponds in six southern states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed it as an endangered species in 1986. Much of the land where pondberry previously occurred has been converted to agricultural fields. Drainage and flooding of wetlands and timber cutting have also affected pondberry populations.

As part of a conservation program, it is essential to find all of the existing pondberry populations so that we may follow the growth or decline of the species. CBHR's Guide to Finding Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia) is designed to help both amateurs and professionals correctly identify pondberry throughout the year. If you find a new population of pondberry, please contact us. We will add your information to the database we developed to track pondberry populations in the South.

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Recent Publications

Year Title Authors
2013 Boxelder (Acer negundo L.) stand development- can it serve as a trainer species? Lockhart, Brian Roy; Souter, Ray A.
2013 Diverse Applications of Electronic-Nose Technologies in Agriculture and Forestry Wilson, Alphus D.
2013 Early pruning affects 15-year growth of cottonwood planted at 40- by 40-foot spacing Meadows, James S.; Krinard, Roger M.


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Fact Sheet

Yazoo Darter (Etheostoma raneyi)

Yazoo Darter (Etheostoma raneyi)

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Biochronology of shell rings in freshwater mussels

Biochronology of shell rings in freshwater mussels

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Stand Quality Management of Southern Hardwoods

Stand Quality Management of Southern Hardwoods

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Logging Damage and Epicormic Branching

Logging Damage and Epicormic Branching

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DNA Sequences of Panorpa cryptica

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Stoneville, MS 38776
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