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Forest Products Extension

ADAM M. TAYLOR

Assistant Professor , University of Tennessee , Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries. Knoxville , TN. November, 2004-present.

Education

2004 Ph.D. – Wood Science, Department of Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University

1999 M.Sc.F. - Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick .

1999 Diploma in University Teaching, University of New Brunswick

1996 B.Sc.F. - Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Teaching

2009

First Year Studies 129. Sustainability: The Final Frontier? Instructor

Forestry 331/332 Wood Properties and Products/Wood Identification. Instructor

Forestry 593: Independent Study (An LCA Instructional Tool)). Instructor

Forestry 493: Independent Study (Wood Residues for Mulch) . Instructor

Undergraduate Honors 100: Sustainable Forest Management. Guest lecture (life cycle assessment)

Architecture 312: Materials and Methods of Construction. Guest lecture (wood for construction)

Forestry 250: Conservation. Guest lecture (life cycle assessment)

Forestry 329. Land Management Techniques. Guest lecture (log grading and bucking optimization)

2008

Forestry 331/332 Wood Properties and Products/Wood Identification. Instructor

Forestry 493: Independent Study (Forest Ecology of Termites) . Instructor

Architecture 312: Materials and Methods of Construction. Guest lecture (wood for construction)

Forestry 329. Land Management Techniques. Guest lecture (log grading and bucking optimization)

2007

Forestry 331/332 Wood Properties and Products/Wood Identification. Guest lecture (twice -wood deterioration and protection, hardwood lumber grading and products)

Forestry 329. Land Management Techniques. Guest lecture (log grading and bucking optimization)

2006

Forestry 331/332 Wood Properties and Products/Wood Identification. Guest lecture (wood deterioration and protection)

Forestry 329. Land Management Techniques. Guest lecture (log grading and bucking optimization)

2005

Forestry 331/332 Wood Properties and Products/Wood Identification. Guest lecture (wood deterioration and protection)

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Research, Creative Achievements, and Scholarship

Dissertation and Theses

AM Taylor. 2004. Environmental Effects on Heartwood Extractive Content and Their Consequences for Natural Durability in Douglas-fir and Western Redcedar . Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR. 208 pp.

A Taylor. 1999. The effect of stem girdling on wood quality. M.Sc.F. Thesis, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick . Fredericton , New Brunswick. 153 pp.

A Taylor. 1996. A method for the accelerated fixation and softening of CCA-treated wood using hot oil. B.Sc.F. Thesis. Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON. 22 pp.

Refereed Publications

Taylor AM , T Young and G Maschl. 2009. Error in estimates of the moisture content of white oak kiln sample boards. Drying Technology 27(11):1235-1239.

Kim J-W, DP Harper and AM Taylor . 2009. Effect of extractives on water sorption and durability of wood-plastic composites. Wood and Fiber Science 41(3):279-290.

Muehlbacher J and AM Taylor . 2009. A moisture meter calibration for yellow poplar bark. Forest Products Journal 59(5):58-60.

Taylor AM and JJ Morrell. 2009. The use of ozone to kill fungi in wood. Ozone: Science and Engineering 31:333-335

Muehlbacher J, AM Taylor and T Young. 2009. The relative moisture content of air drying red oak lumber. Forest Products Journal 59(5)61-62.

Cho HW, SH Baek, E Youn, MK Jeong and A Taylor . 2009. A two-stage classification procedure for near-infrared spectra based on multi-scale vertical energy wavelet thresholding and SVM-based gradient-recursive feature elimination. Journal of the Operational Research Society 60:1107-1115

Taylor AM and J Lloyd. 2009. Phytosanitation of railway crossties with a hot borate solution immersion treatment. Forest Products Journal 59(4):76-78

Schimleck LR, C Espey, CR Mora, R Evans, A Taylor and G Muniz. 2009. Characterization of the wood quality of pernambuco ( Caesalpinia echinata Lam) by measurements of density, extractives content, microfibril angle, stiffness, color, and NIR spectroscopy. Holzforschung, Vol. 63:457-463

Kim J-W , A Taylor and D Harper. 2009. Effect of wood species on the mechanical and thermal properties of wood -plastic composites. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 112(3):1378-1385.

Taylor AM and B Via. 2009. Use of visible and near infrared technology for the prediction of phenol formaldehyde resin content in oriented strandboard. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products: 67(1):3-5

Kim J-W, DP Harper and AM Taylor . 2008. Effect of wood species on water sorption and durability of wood-plastic composites. Wood and Fiber Science 40(4):519-531

Taylor AM , SH Baek, MK Jeong and G Nix. 2008. Wood shrinkage prediction using NIR spectroscopy. Wood and Fiber Science 40(2):301-307

AM Taylor, C Freitag, E Cadot , JJ Morrell. 2008. Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to assess hot-water-soluble extractive content and decay resistance of a tropical hardwood. Holz als Roh-und Werkstoff 66(2): 107-111 (email me for the PDF)

Taylor AM , S Wang, C Freitag and JJ Morrell. 2008. Properties of ‘enhanced' OSB subfloor panels. Forest Products Journal. 58(5):77-79

Neimsuwan T, S Wang, AM Taylor and TG Rials. 2008. Statics and kinetics of water vapor sorption of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Wood Science and Technology 42(6):493-506

Taylor AM , JR Brooks, B Lachenbruch, JJ Morrell and S Voelker. 2008. Correlation of carbon isotope ratios in the cellulose and wood extractives of Douglas-fir. Dendrochronologia 26:125-131 

Taylor AM , T Young, C Steiner and MK Jeong. 2007. Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing Optimization Using NIR Spectroscopy. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing, September, 24–25–26, 2007 Quebec City, Canada. Pages 157-163.

Young T and AM Taylor . 2007. Real-Time Statistical Process Control and Components of Variance Systems for Reducing Lumber Thickness Variation in Hardwood Sawmills. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing, September, 24–25–26, 2007 Quebec City, Canada. Pages 171-178.

Klingeman, WE and AM Taylor . 2007. Wood Type and Treatment Influence Extent of Surface Scarring and Boring Injury by Dogwood Sawfly Larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Journal of Entomological Science 42(3): 399-403

AM Taylor, J R Brooks, B Lachenbruch and JJ Morrell. 2007. Radial patterns of carbon isotopes in the xylem extractives and cellulose of Douglas-fir . Tree Physiology. 27:921-927 (email me for the PDF)

Adam Taylor and Jeff Lloyd. 2007. Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to quantify boron concentration in treated wood. Forest Prod. J. 57(1/2):116-117

AM Taylor, B.L. Gartner, J.J. Morrell and K. Tsunoda. 2006. Effects of heartwood extractive fractions of Thuja plicata and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis on wood degradation by termites or fungi. Journal of Wood Science. 52(2):147-153

AM Taylor, B.L. Gartner and J.J. Morrell. 2006 . Western redcedar durability: Is there a role for the silviculturist? Forest Prod. J. 56(3):59-63

AM Taylor, C.M. Freitag and J.J. Morrell. 2004. Ability of bleach and other biocide treatments to remove and prevent mold growth on Douglas-fir lumber. Forest Prod. J. 54(4):45-49

AM Taylor, B.L. Gartner and J.J. Morrell. 2003. Co-incident variations in growth rate and heartwood extractive concentration in Douglas-fir. Forest Ecol. Mgt. 186:257-260

AM Taylor, B.L. Gartner and J.J. Morrell. 2002. Heartwood formation and natural durability: A review. Wood and Fiber Science 34(4):587-611

A Taylor and P.A. Cooper. 2002. The effects of stem girdling on wood quality. Wood and Fiber Science 34(2):212-220

Y.H. Chui, A Taylor and P.A. Cooper. 2001. Effects of high-temperature drying on bending strength of red pine poles. Forest Prod. J. 51(7/8): 47-50

A Taylor, P.A. Cooper and Y.T. Ung. 2001. Effects of deck washes and brighteners on the leaching of CCA components. Forest Prod. J. 51(2): 69-72

U. Srinivasan, Y.T. Ung, A Taylor and P.A. Cooper. 1999. Natural durability and waterborne treatability of tamarack. Forest Prod. J. 49(1): 82-87

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Peer reviewed extension publications

Taylor AM , C Knowles and E Hansen. 2009. Communicating the green advantages of wood to your customers: A marketing guide for manufacturers. University of Tennessee Extension W234 web link

Noehmer A and AM Taylor . 2009. A test of a sodium carbonate-based mold control spray on wood. University of Tennessee Extension W228 web link

Jones D, D Harper and A Taylor . 2009. Wood Pellets – An introduction to their production and use. University of Tennessee Extension W214 web link

Taylor AM, V Yadama, KR Englund and D Harper. 2009. Wood Plastic Composites: A Primer. University of Tennessee Extension PB1779 web link

Taylor AM . 2007. Woody Biofuels: Past, Present and Future University of Tennessee Extension SP702-A web link

Taylor AM, L Tankersley. 2007. Biomass Harvesting and Forest Stewardship: A Healthy Balance University of Tennessee Extension SP702-B web link

Taylor AM . 2007. A Test of ‘Seasoned' Firewood. University of Tennessee Extension W179 web link

Taylor AM . 2007. A Hardwood Log Grading Handbook. University of Tennessee Extension PB1772 web link

Taylor AM and S Wang. 2007. Properties of ‘Enhanced' OSB Panels. University of Tennessee Extension W176 web link

Taylor AM . 2007. A Test of Water-Repellent Coatings for Wood. University of Tennessee Extension W158 web link

Taylor AM , S Quarles and K Vail. 2007. Wood Protection for Log Home Owners. University of Tennessee Extension PB 1767 web link

Taylor AM . 2005. Decking Lumber Options. University of Tennessee Extension Fact Sheet. SP 652 web link

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Professional Societies/Organization

American Wood Protection Association

Tennessee Forestry Association

Forest Products Society

Society of Wood Science and Technology

International Research Group on Wood Preservation

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