J. Bryan Blair

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Quantification of forest structure is important for developing a better understanding of how forest ecosystems function. Additionally, estimation of forest structural attributes, such as aboveground biomass (AGBM), is an important step in identifying the amount of carbon in terrestrial vegetation pools and is central to global carbon cycle studies. Although(More)
A scanning lidar, a relatively new type of sensor which INTRODUCTION explicitly measures canopy height, was used to measure Structural descriptions of forests are crucial to understructure of conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest. standing how forest ecosystems function. In particular, SLICER (Scanning Lidar Imager of Canopies by Echo Reinformation on(More)
Accurate estimates of the total biomass in terrestrial vegetation are important for carbon dynamics studies at a variety of scales. Although aboveground biomass is difficult to quantify over large areas using traditional techniques, lidar remote sensing holds great promise for biomass estimation because it directly measures components of canopy structure(More)
[1] Recent empirical studies have shown that multi-angle spectral data can be useful for predicting canopy height, but the physical reason for this correlation was not understood. We follow the concept of canopy spectral invariants, specifically escape probability, to gain insight into the observed correlation. Airborne Multi-Angle Imaging Spectrometer(More)
A series of fluorinated analogues of the hallucinogenic tryptamines N,N-diethyltryptamine (DET), 4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (4-OH-DMT, psilocin), and 5-methoxy-DMT was synthesized to investigate possible explanations for the inactivity of 6-fluoro-DET as a hallucinogen and to determine the effects of fluorination on the molecular recognition and(More)
In order to directly determine the amount of label exchange that occurs in the tricarboxylic cycle from labeled alanine and lactate after the ingestion of a glucose load [1-13C]glucose was administered by continuous intraduodenal infusion to awake catheterized rats to achieve steady state jugular venous glycemia (160 mg/dl) for 180 min. Liver was(More)
A reversible interconversion of two kinetically distinct forms of hepatic pyruvate kinase regulated by glucagon and insulin is demonstrated in the perfused rat liver. The regulation does not involve the total enzyme content of the liver, but rather results in a modulation of the substrate dependence. The forms of pyruvate kinase in liver homogenates are(More)
In order to quantitate the pathways by which liver glycogen is repleted, we administered [1-13C]glucose by gavage into awake 24-h fasted rats and examined the labeling pattern of 13C in hepatic glycogen. Two doses of [1-13C]glucose, 1 and 6 mg/g body wt, were given to examine whether differences in the plasma glucose concentration altered the metabolic(More)