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Research News from Warnell

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 09:28am - Dr. Duane Diefenbach Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University
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Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:25am - Sweetgum trees thrive under diverse conditions, grow as fast as pine trees and provide the type of fiber needed for specialty papers—and they’ve long been desired by paper and bioenergy producers. But there’s a hitch: Harvesting mature sweetgums can often be too costly or even ill-advised because they typically grow the best on the edges of swamps and in river bottoms, which are often inaccessible during the wet winter months. Researchers at the University of Georgia may have solved this problem: They’ve crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins,…
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Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:19am - The Warnell School recently hosted the annual meeting of the Georgia chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), giving attendees a chance to learn about restoration efforts of the blighted tree.
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Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:58pm - Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies—including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory—validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site.
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