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Photo of Wood chips torrefied at different temperatures
ID: 1490
Biomass Pre-Processing by Torrefaction Improves Biofuel Consistency

Custom-made equipment fabricated for the torrefaction of wood chips now provides the sample quantities needed for application testing and qualit ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas L. Eberhardt

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildland Fire and Fuels
Inventory and Monitoring
Resource Management and Use
2018FPL
Photo of Sweetgum trees at free-air carbon dioxide enrichment study plot.
ID: 1276
Environmental impacts on tree bark chemistry

Evidence shows changes in tree bark chemistry from a long-term elevated carbon dioxide treatment have the potential to impact their conversion t ...

Principal Investigator : Thomas L. Eberhardt

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
2017FPL
Photo of This fossil forest in Ethiopia once had a very different climate. John Kappelman, University of Texas
ID: 915
Fossil Forests of Ethiopia Suggest Region’s late Oligocene Climate was Wetter Than Today

Don’t believe in climate change? Check out the woods from this Oligocene forest in Ethiopia.

Principal Investigator : Michael C. Wiemann

Resource Management and Use2015FPL
Photo of (A) A representation of a deep neural network: the input to the neural network is an image of the transverse section of wood and the output is a confidence score over the woods on which the model was trained. (B) Conceptualizes the similarity of woods for a wood anatomist, showing which species are most likely to be confused with each other. (C) The results of the predictions of a model – the correct identification is shown in the rows, and the values in the cells are the proportion of all the images classified as the species listed in the columns, with the diagonal showing correct predictions.
ID: 1505
Machine Vision Wood Identification of Endangered Tropical Woods

Field identification of wood (screening) is the first step in a forensic workflow to combat illegal logging. Similarly, industries interested in ...

Principal Investigator : Alex C. Wiedenhoeft

Water, Air, and Soil
Resource Management and Use
2018FPL
Photo of Sweetgum plantation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Free-Air CO2 Enrichment study site. Jeffrey M. Warren, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ID: 900
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Bark

Evidence shows changes in bark chemistry from an elevated carbon dioxide treatment applied to sweetgum trees.

Principal Investigator : Thomas L. Eberhardt

Resource Management and Use2015FPL
Photo of The Xylotron uses machine-visioning technology to identify wood species. John Hermanson, USDA Forest Service
ID: 585
The Xylotron: A Field-Deployable Machine-Vision Wood Identification System

The Xylotron is a machine-vision-based wood identification system that uses a custom-designed wood imaging device (the Xyloscope), image analysi ...

Principal Investigator : Alex C. Wiedenhoeft

Resource Management and Use
Wildlife and Fish
Inventory and Monitoring
2014FPL