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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.


Will biofuels treatments harm the Shutispear crayfish?

Sampling for crayfish on Weyerhaeuser land

Cooperative research with Weyerhaeuser is currently underway to assess the impacts of biofuels treatments to known populations of Procambarus lylei, the Shutispear crayfish, on Weyerhaeuser land. The species is a Mississippi "species of greatest conservation need", and is listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List as "endangered". Early sampling efforts revealed the presence of Hobbseus yalobushensis, another crayfish species of high conservation concern under several ranking systems. The study has been expanded to allow for more extensive sampling to clarify the distributional extent of the species on Weyerhaeuser land and to better understand the species ecology. Dr. Susan Adams is lead CBHR scientist on this project.

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2014 Biodiversity on the brink: an assessment of conservation strategies for North American freshwater mussels Haag, Wendell R.; Williams, James D.
2014 Crayfish use of trash versus natural cover in incised, sand-bed streams Adams, Susan B.
2014 Managing forest water quantity and quality under climate change Marion, Daniel A.; Sun, Ge; Caldwell, Peter V.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Ouyang, Ying; Amatya, Devendra M.; Clinton, Barton D.; Conrads, Paul A.; Gull Laird, Shelby; Dai, Zhaohua; Clingenpeel, J. Alan; Liu, Yonqiang; Roehl, Edwin A.; Moore Myers, Jennifer A.; Trettin, Carl

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Preliminary Results of Effects of Intercropping on Crayfish Communities in the Sand-Clay Hills Subsection of Mississippi:  Pretreatment Data Collection and Analyses

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Stand Quality Management of Southern Hardwoods

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Logging Damage and Epicormic Branching

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DNA Barcodes (CO1) of Western Hemisphere Siricidae

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