Laurence R. Schimleck

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Regions of the genome influencing wood and fibre traits in Eucalyptus globulus Labill. have been identified in two full-sib pedigrees that share a common male parent. The first pedigree, cross A, contains 148 progeny, and the second pedigree, cross B, contains 135 progeny. Subsets of progeny of these two controlled crosses were planted at seven sites(More)
  Within-tree variation in kraft pulp yield, predicted using near infrared reflectance analysis, was studied in thirty trees of E. globulus and fifty trees of E. nitens to develop a non-destructive sampling strategy. Trees, aged 5 to 9 years, were sampled across a range of sites in southern Australia. Simulated core samples were removed at six fixed heights(More)
Tracheid coarseness, specific surface, wall thickness, perimeter, and radial and tangential diameter from 119 radial strips of Pinus taeda L. (loblolly pine) trees grown on 14 sites in three physiographic regions of Georgia (USA) were measured by SilviScan. NIR spectra were also collected in 10 mm increments from the radial longitudinal surface of each(More)
The use of calibrated near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for predicting the chemical composition of Pinus taeda L. (loblolly pine) wood samples is investigated. Seventeen P. taeda radial strips, representing seven different sites were selected and NIR spectra were obtained from the radial longitudinal face of each strip. The spectra were obtained in 12.5 mm(More)
A necessary objective for tree-breeding programs, with a focus on wood quality, is the measurement of wood properties on a whole-tree basis, however, the time and cost involved limits the numbers of trees sampled. Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy provides an alternative and recently, it has been demonstrated that calibrations based on milled increment cores(More)
Acoustic tools are increasingly used to estimate standing-tree (dynamic) stiffness; however, such techniques overestimate static stiffness, the standard measurement for determining modulus of elasticity (MOE) of wood. This study aimed to identify correction methods for standing-tree estimates making dynamic and static stiffness comparable. Sixty Pinus taeda(More)
Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) is the most important plantation species in the southeastern United States and specific gravity (SG) is its most important wood quality trait. Analysis of annual ring SG of breast height (1.37 m) increment cores from 3957 trees representing 147 plantations across the species natural range showed that ring SG increases with(More)
Tree breeders have been reluctant to include wood traits in tree improvement programs owing to logistic difficulties and the cost associated with the assessing the traits. We aimed to evaluate the efficiency of two non-destructive techniques for genetic parameters estimation in three diallel test series of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). The traits were(More)
The use of calibrated near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for measuring and predicting the advancement of wood decay in Pinus spp. sapwood wafers that were subjected to Gloeophyllum trabeum for periods ranging from 1 to 10 days was investigated. NIR spectra were obtained from the center of the cross-sectional face of each sample before and after decay tests.(More)
ISSn: 0967-0335 © IM publications llp 2011 doi: 10.1255/jnirs.948 all rights reserved a knowledge of basic wood properties is required if plantation grown trees are going to be utilised optimally by the forest products industry. two properties of particular interest to the industry are basic density (Bd) and moisture content (Mc). together, Bd and Mc(More)