Wood Microbiology: Decay and Its Prevention

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 476 pages
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An in-depth examination of deterioration caused by fungi and other microorganisms, Wood Microbiology explores the major damages to wood and wood products during growth, harvesting, storage, and conversion to finished lumber. The characteristics, causes, detection, effects, and control measures for wood damage are stressed.
  • Reviews characteristics, classification, and metabolism of fungi responsible for wood deterioration and discoloration
  • Examines the anatomical, structural, and chemical features of decay
  • Covers effects of decay on physical and structural properties of wood
  • Presents methods for preventing biodegradation and for preserving wood
  • Extensively classroom tested--suitable for a two-quarter or one-semester course
  • Each chapter contains a summary and detailed references

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Robert A. Zabel was a former Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Sadly now deceased, but he was a major contributor to the first edition of Wood Microbiology. Professor Zabel taught at ESF for over 40 years and this revised edition is based upon notes from his course.

Jeffrey Morrell is the Director at the National Centre of Timber Durability and Design Life, University of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Australia. He has over 40 years of experience working with timber durability, including 35 years at Oregon State University teaching and supervising the durability program.

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