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Across the U.S., the logging industry population has declined for the last two decades. USDA Forest Service scientist Mathew Smidt contributed to a study investigating changes in employment and profitability in the logging industry. Mingtao He, a graduate student at Auburn University, led the study.
- Effect of Leptographium terebrantis on foliage, new root dynamics, and stemwood growth in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation
Mensah, John K.; Sayer, Mary Anne S.; Nadel, Ryan L.; Duwadi, Shrijana; Fan, Zhaofei; Carter, Emily A.; Eckhardt, Lori G.
- Speed and whole body vibration in a sample of grapple skidders from the US South
Smidt, Mathew; Lynch, Stephanie; Schall, Mark; Sesek, Richard.
- Forest Bio-Hubs to Enhance Forest Health While Supporting the Emerging Bioeconomy—A Comparison between Three U.S. Regions
Nicholls, David; Vaughan, Damon; Mitchell, Dana; Han, Han-Sup; Smidt, Mathew; Sessions, John.
- Field Assessment of Downed Timber Strength Deterioration Rate and Wood Quality Using Acoustic Technologies
Musah, Munkaila; Diaz, Javier Hernandez; Alawode, Abiodun Oluseun; Gallagher, Tom; Peresin, Maria Soledad; Mitchell, Dana; Smidt, Mathew; Via, Brian.
- Use of vision and sound to classify feller-buncher operational state
Pan, Pengmin; McDonald, Timothy; Smidt, Mathew; Dias, Rafael.