Dr. Paul C. Van Deusen, NCASI Principal Research Scientist, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 21, 2015. Paul, who joined NCASI in 1994, was a dedicated and talented scientist and leader of the NCASI Statistics and Model Development Group. In addition to being an accomplished professional, Paul was a warm and friendly presence in the NCASI community. NCASI will greatly miss our friend and colleague.
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West Coast Regional Meeting will be held on September 22 and 23 at the Heathman
Lodge in Vancouver, Washington (http://www.ncasi.org/Events/Regional-Meetings/2015-WCRM.aspx).
The meeting’s general session will be on the morning of Tuesday, September 22
and a forestry technical session titled Forest Watersheds is scheduled for 8:00
A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday.
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Resources for the Future (RFF), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI),
the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and NCASI convened a one-day dialogue to
address science challenges associated with Endangered Species Act listing and
recovery decisions, and to explore scientific collaboration between government
agencies and the private sector in the Southeast.
several years, NCASI has been cooperating with investigators at the University
of Georgia to test the use of time-domain reflectometry (TDR) for measuring the
moisture content of wet-stored wood. TDR has traditionally been used to detect
faults in cables, and has also been used to measure soil moisture content.
Recently, the investigators published a paper titled, “Time-domain
reflectometry for the prediction of loblolly pine and sweetgum moisture