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Grant T. Kirker

Grant T. Kirker

Research Forest Products Technologist
One Gifford pinchot Drive
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53726

Phone: 608-231-9256
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Research Interests

  • Microbial Community Dynamics of Wood Decay
  • Microbial Degradation of Wood Preservatives
  • Termite-Fungal Interactions
  • Naturally Durable Wood Species

Education

  • Mississippi State University, MS, Ph.D. Forest Products 2008
  • Mississippi State University, MS, M.S. Entomology (minor=Plant Pathology) 2004
  • Mississippi State University, MS, B.S. Agricultural Pest Management 2001

Professional Organizations

  • ASTM International, Chair Of Subcommittee D07.06 (2015 - Current)
  • American Wood Protection Association, Chair Of Committee P6 (Methods For The Evaluation Of Wood Preservatives) (2014 - Current)
  • Entomological Society of America, Member
  • Forest Products Society (FPS), Member
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Member
  • International Research Group on Wood Protection, Member

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Publications

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2017-127
Effective utilization of naturally durable wood biomass offers an overlooked source of potential wood protectants

Forest Service researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisc., are evaluating extractives as potential next-generation wood pre ...

2017


FPL-2018-12
Examination of Historic National Park System Ship Eureka

Researchers collaborated with the National Park Service (NPS) to examine a historic ship preserved at the San Francisco Maritime National Histor ...

2018


FPL-2012-07
Natural Wood Durability Studied to Estimate Wood's Performance

Naturally occurring chemicals in some wood species make them more durable against deterioration

2012


Last updated on : 09/12/2019