Tag: "loblolly" at biology news
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...n Pine Beetle onseveral plantations of 20-year-old loblolly
and slash pine in the last weekof June. They recom...rty, asshould homeowners who might have vulnerable loblolly
pines, the beetles'preferred hosts. The Southern Pine Beetle is the most aggressive and destructive ...
Open-Air Experiment Shows High CO2 Boosts Tree Growth
...est adjusts," At FACTS-1, three patches of loblolly
pine-dominated woodlands are beingenveloped around.... And it assumes that they will allgrow as fast as loblolly
pines, which are one of the fastest growing species onEarth. "That should be very discouragi...
Report: High Carbon Dioxide Boosts Duke Forest Growth By 25 Percent
...udy is being conducted are dominated by13-year-old loblolly
pines, among the world's fastest growing tree species, attheir peak growing age. Second, open-air studies at Italian hot springs andanother Duke Forest plot suggest that the carbon-dioxide inspired growth spurtwill level off in a few more years or le...
USGS fire research in the southeast
...ommerciallyvaluable species such as slash pine and loblolly
pine, which are moresusceptible to fire. One of the goals of the interagency research team was to assess the value ofprescribed burning for reducing timber losses from severe wildfires. The 1998fires were of such intensity that even some areas t...
Clemson's Baruch Forest Science Institute tracks forests' recovery from hurricane
...ars is a veryshort time frame in a tree's life. A loblolly
pine has a life span of 130 yearsand there are liv... The longleaf pine is generally not as tall as the loblolly
pine so was less likely to bedamaged by the wind, although taller longleaf pines proved to be just a...
Soil fertility limits forests capacity to absorb excess CO2.
...North Carolina. Both experiments exposed maturing loblolly
pine trees to levels of CO2 predicted to accumulate in the earth's atmosphere 50 years from now. In the FACE experiment, the researchers compared growth of CO2-treated trees with untreated trees in an adjacent plot. Averaged over the first three y...
Duke experiment hints that not much extra carbon dioxide will be locked up in future forests' wood or soils
...earch journal Nature shows that while 20-year-old loblolly
pine trees began growing up to about 25 percent more wood after becoming continually exposed to 1 1/2 times current levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), that initial growth spurt dropped back to only marginal gains after the first three years. Researcher...
USDA awards NC State $3 million for domestication of pine
...urces to research the breeding and genetics of the loblolly
pine, one of the Southeast's most economically imp...science, will work to develop the first strains of loblolly
pine that can be grown quickly for specific products, such as boards and paper pulp. Dr. Ronald Sede...
Loblolly pine open for genetic engineering, research shows
...nation's most important commercial pine tree - the loblolly
- has been successfully genetically engineered, re...netic transformation can hasten the improvement of loblolly
pines to grow healthier trees with more resistance to environmental stresses such as drought, insect...
Colorado U. to fly hardware, experiments on space shuttle, space station
...on stay. In 2003, the group plans to fly crops of loblolly
pine seedlings which BioServe already has flown on space shuttles -- on the space station, he said....
SRS research highlights from the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Symposium
...n to sustain higher yields of resin over time than loblolly
and shortleaf pines, the data also strongly sugges...bored over twice as many arthropods as the bark of loblolly
pines of similar size. Hanula concluded by stating that his results show that converting loblolly
Transgenic trees hold promise for pulp and paper industries
...ptation and disease-resistance in North Carolina's loblolly
pines Li said, "Results from Dr. Chiang's research are very encouraging to our research. Although his research is on aspen, the valuable information on genetic regulation of wood formation should be useful for our efforts in producing pine plantatio...
ORNL researchers expect big things from nanostructures
...using these techniques for genetic manipulation of loblolly
pine, the most important wood pulp species in the United States. In addition, ORNL is pursuing the technique for transdermal drug or gene delivery, whereby a small nanofiber-based chip could be attached to the skin and would inject the drug or genes...
Trees and flowers more akin than dissimilar
...hers at North Carolina State University. Comparing loblolly
pines with the flowering annual Arabidopsis thalia...oader view that shows much more similarity between loblolly
pine and Arabidopsis than we expected." Like all plants, the towering pine and the flowering annual ...
Unraveling the genetics of fusiform rust
...thern pine species, the fungus is most damaging to loblolly
and slash pines. Both the frequency and severity of the disease have increased dramatically over the last 50 years. "In old-growth natural forests, pine and fusiform rust co-evolved without severely limiting one another," said Tom Kubisiak, research...
Using GPR to estimate tree root biomass
... in Georgia, setting out sample points on plots of loblolly
pine that had been fertilized or irrigated or both. For GPR sampling, they passed the radar antenna across in one direction, then the other, electronically marking sampling points on the radar profile. When they finished GPR sampling, the researchers...
Duke open-air experiment results could deflate hopes that forests can alleviate global warming
...rations 1 times higher than today's, test plots of loblolly
pines have indeed boosted their annual growth rate...theastern United States may limit the abilities of loblolly
pine forests to use the extra CO2 to produce more tissues as they take in more of the gas, he said. ...
A shrinking sink? Carbon fertilization may be flimsy weapon against warming
...nt showed that enriching carbon dioxide in a young loblolly
pine initially enhanced growth by 10 to 20 percent, with higher values in the driest years. But, various lines of evidence suggest that soil nutrients are deficient to support long-term growth stimulation, Schlesinger said. Schlesinger stressed that ...
NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
... University will work to develop genomic tools for loblolly
pine, the primary source of pulpwood for the U.S. paper industry and a major crop in the southeastern states. A number of functional genomics studies will look at how genes contribute to the internal workings of an organism. A project at Pennsylvania...