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Evaluating the functional response of isolated cypress domes to groundwater alteration in west-central Florida 

Bartholomew, Megan (2017-04-15)
The hydrology of a wetland is the single most important determinant of its function and slight alterations can lead to significant changes in plant communities and biogeochemistry within the wetland. Therefore, understanding ...

Evaluation of Processing Head Measurements in Merchandizing Southern Yellow Pine in the Southeast US 

Sitanggang, Marisa Margareth (2020-07-30)
Today’s timber market in the Southeast US demands a specific size log; thus, the harvested trees need to be processed at the landing. The utilization of a processing head in the logging industry is encouraged due to the ...

Examining the Relationship Between Prescribed Fire Management and Forest Aesthetics in Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) Forests 

Atasoy, Murat (2017-07-07)
The majority of the coastal plain from Virginia to Texas was predominantly covered by longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) stands. These forests were described as 'park like' forests with a clean, aesthetic, and picturesque ...

Exploring the social habitat of Alabama Public Land Hunters 

Birdsong, Max (2019-05-15)
The United States has been facing a decline in the number of licensed hunters since around 1980, posing a serious threat to state conservation agencies who receive funding from hunting license sales. Recent research ...

Extra-home range and excursive movements by white-tailed deer 

Jacobsen, Todd (2017-01-11)
Little information is available concerning excursive movements by white-tailed deer. Past studies addressing these movements have approached excursion detection in a manner that we believe is severely limited and that ...

Factors Influencing Post-Capture Survival and Survival of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama 

Zenas, Stephen (2018-05-16)
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has recently initiated research on the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) population due to perceived declines in abundance throughout ...

Factors Influencing Tropical Forest Conservation: Evidence from the W Reserve 

Assogba, Noel Perceval (2018-04-23)
We analyzed the factors that influence tropical forest resource conservation using the W Reserve in West Africa as the case study. Specifically, we first characterized the forms of pressure faced by the Reserve from the ...

Fine Tuning the Environmental Benefits Index to Achieve Cost Savings for the Conservation Reserve Program 

Dooley, Eric (2018-04-24)
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest conservation program in the United States and was established in 1985. Over time, the conservation objectives of the program have broadened to include wildlife habitat, ...

Flood Control in Toulmins Spring Branch Watershed through LID Practices 

Baltaci, Enis (2016-08-03)
Urbanization is known to cause increases in volume of stormwater runoff and peak flow rates, which leads to changes in natural flow regime and increases the likelihood of flooding. Conventional stormwater management practices ...

Four Essays on the Economic Development, Resource and Environmental Economic 

Xu, Yecheng (2019-08-16)
The economic structure and household livelihood of Mongolia have been experiencing dramatic changes driven by both the socio-economic transition and the climate change in the past decades. This dissertation investigated ...

From Trees to Lumber: Essays on Forest Management, Logging and Lumber Price 

He, Mingtao (2021-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The forestry sector includes silviculture, forest management, logging, and wood utilization. Forestry has been experiencing dramatic transformation due to technological advances, changing markets of labor, capital, and ...

Fundamental considerations and application of acoustics as a nondestructive evaluation technique of wood quality properties 

Essien, Charles (2017-11-20)
The growing global demand for wood and wood products has resulted in a tremendous investment in tree improvement programs with the aim of improving growth, form, and disease tolerance. There has been significant success ...

Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Alabama. 

Draper, John (2017-04-21)
One of the major concerns in conservation today is the loss of genetic diversity which is a frequent consequence of population isolation and small population sizes. Fragmentation of populations and persecution of carnivores ...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Inland Waters in the Conterminous United States: a Process-based Modeling Study 

Yao, Yuanzhi (2019-12-05)
The growing awareness of global warming promotes great interest in investigating the magnitude, spatial, and temporal patterns of the major greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions in the earth systems. The Greenhous ...

Habitat and population modeling as tools for the conservation of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) 

Tripp, Helen (2016-08-03)
Spatial heterogeneity is an inherent part of landscapes and often has important consequences for the movements, distribution, or persistence of many wildlife species. Quantifying the composition, configuration, and ...

Hemicelluloses extraction and nanocellulose addition as a partial replacement for non-renewable adhesives in oriented strand board. 

Hornus, Marina (2019-04-16)
Oriented strand board (OSB) is an engineered wood product used for building wood-based structures (e.g., walls, floors, ceilings, furniture). This composite is manufactured with small pieces of wood (strands) linked together ...

How does the major histocompatibility complex influence reproductive success in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)? 

Ivy-Israel, Natascha (2019-07-23)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene products can influence sexual selection through their impact on the vertebrate immune system. Individuals with greater MHC diversity are generally believed to have more effective ...

The Human Dimensions of Whooping Crane Conservation in Alabama 

Lessard, Sarah (2017-05-11)
Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) were historically present throughout Alabama, including coastal and interior regions of the state. However, in the early part of the 20th century, habitat alteration and unregulated human ...

Identification and Distribution of Fungal Pathogens Associated with Loblolly Pine Defoliation and Tree Mortality in the Southeastern United States 

Datta, Debit (2021-12-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) is a predominant timber species native to the southeastern United States. Since 2016, the species has been experiencing needle defoliation and tree mortality. Symptoms appear as yellowing to ...

Impact of Tree Inoculation by Leptographium terebrantis on Soil Microbial Communities in Commercial Loblolly Pine Stand 

Duwadi, Shrijana (2019-04-17)
A variety of abiotic and biotic stressors, including root-feeding bark beetles and pathogenic ophiostomatoid fungi, are associated with root disease of Pinus spp. Our research goal was to analyze if a tree inoculation by ...