Lawrence A. Morris

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The effects of harvest intensity (sawlog, SAW; whole tree, WTH; and complete tree, CTH) on biomass and soil C were studied in four forested sites in the southeastern US (mixed deciduous forests at Oak Ridge, TN and Coweeta, NC; Pinus taeda at Clemson, SC: and P. eliottii at Bradford, FL). In general, harvesting had no lasting effects on soil C. However,(More)
Forest landowners in the southeastern United States have the opportunity to manage their loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands for pine straw (fresh undecomposed needles; the litter layer) for non-timber revenues. Pine straw is used primarily as mulch in landscaping and has grown in revenues paid to landowners in Georgia from $15.5 million in 1999 to $81(More)
Outcomes for older adults with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) are poor due to both disease and host-related factors. In this phase 2 study, we tested the oral farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib in 158 older adults with previously untreated, poor-risk AML. The median age was 74 years, and a majority of patients had antecedent myelodysplastic(More)
The relationship between soil water availability, root extension, and shoot growth of lohlolly pine seedlings (Pinus taedu L.) was evaluated in a rhizotron sand mixture in the absence and presence of crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) competition. Heights and diameters of seedlings grown with crabgrass were reduced 33 and SO%, respectively, compared with seedlings(More)
Root responses to differences in availability of nitrogen and soil water were studied in loblolly pine (Pinus faedu L.) seedlings grown in monoculture and in competition with sweetguln (Liquidambar styracz$ia L.) or crab grass (Digitaria spp.). Rhizotron cells were maintained at high soil water availability (approximately-0.1 MPa) or subjected to three(More)
Emotional and cognitive reactions to four different patient package inserts (PPIs) describing flurazepam were tested. All documents contained the same basic information. However, this information was presented in a frank manner to half the subjects and in a reassuring manner to the other half. In addition, in both cases, drug side effects were presented(More)
Nutrient losses during slash-and-burn clearing in tropical forests, coupled with demand by food crops, can deplete nutrients and result in crop abandonment after 1–2 years. Slash-and-mulch technology prevents nutrient losses from burning, while mulch decomposition may serve as a nutrient source. This research investigates the release of nutrients from the(More)
  • L A Morris, K H Ludovici, S J Torreano, E A Carter, M C Lincoln, R E Will
  • 2006
Tree seedling root growth rate can be limited by any one of three soil physical factors: mechanical resistance, water potential or soil aeration. All three factors vary with soil water content and, under field conditions, root growth rate will depend on the soil water content as a result of its relationship to each factor. For a specific site, the(More)
Treated industrial effluents have high levels of nutrients and dissolved organic matter. The irrigation of rice by flooding can increase nutrient uptake and grain yield. Therefore, this study evaluated the nutrient contents in the shoots and grain of the rice crop and also the chemical of the soil after irrigation of the crop with leachate of the treated(More)
Small-holding farmers of the Brazilian Amazon often use a rotation of secondary forest, slash-and-burn land-clearing and fallow phase regeneration for agriculture. In recent decades reduction of the fallow phase from ~20 to ~5 years has limited nutrient accumulation by fallow vegetation to sustain future crop growth. Slash-and-mulch and improved fallow(More)