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July-September 2015

Cover: Truck tippers empty chip vans filled with woody biomass to fuel the Buena Vista Biomass Power facility near Ione (Amador County). Photo by Will Suckow.

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California Agriculture, July-September 2015

Volume 69, Number 3
Woody Biomass: Energy, ecosystems, economics

Peer-reviewed Research and Review Articles

Forest biomass diversion in the Sierra Nevada: Energy, economics and emissions
by Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Christofk, Robert A. York, Tad Mason, Stephen Baker, Emily Lincoln, Bruce Hartsough, Takuyuki Yoshioka
pp142-149 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p142
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Effects of fuel treatments on California mixed-conifer forests
by Eric M. Winford, Jens T. Stevens, Hugh D. Safford
pp150-156 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p150
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Thinning treatments had minimal effect on soil compaction in mixed-conifer plantations
by Robert A. York, Richard K. Keller, Ariel C. Thomson
pp157-163 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p157
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Modeling fuel treatment impacts on fire suppression cost savings: A review
by Matthew P. Thompson, Nathaniel M. Anderson
pp164-170 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p164
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Economic sustainability modeling provides decision support for assessing hybrid poplar-based biofuel development in California
by Varaprasad Bandaru, Nathan C. Parker, Quinn Hart, Mark Jenner, Boon-Ling Yeo, Jordan T. Crawford, Yuanzhe Li, Peter W. Tittmann, Luke Rogers, Stephen R. Kaffka, Bryan M. Jenkins
pp171-176 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p171
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Are double trailers cost effective for transporting forest biomass on steep terrain?
by Rene Zamora-Cristales, John Sessions
pp177-183 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p177
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Biomass power plant feedstock procurement: Modeling transportation cost zones and the potential for competition
by Anil R. Kizha., Han-Sup Han, Timothy Montgomery, Aaron Hohl
pp184-190 , doi#10.3733/ca.v069n03p184
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Editorial, News, Letters and Science Briefs

EDITORIAL: Healthy landscapes will help California to mitigate and adapt to climate change
by Ashley Conrad-Saydah
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The wood in the forest: Why California needs to reexamine the role of biomass in climate policy
by Peter Tittmann
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Letters to the editor
From our readers
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New UC ANR working group to address residual material from anaerobic digesters
by Jim Downing
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UC Global Food Initiative: UC ANR student fellows work on food insecurity, food communication and developing the next generation of Cooperative Extension experts
by Jim Downing
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Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities
by Jim Downing
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General Information

About California Agriculture
by Editor
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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Demonstrations — Fall 2015
pp192 HTML w/Links | PDF