Ph.D Articles

  • `Legal, Regulatory & Political Considerations In Commercializing Algal Products` Panel Presented At ABO, October 1, 2015

    Hear BRAG's Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., and other panelists on Thursday, October 1, at the Algae Biomass Summit, which runs September 29 - October 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Aquaculture case study

    Customer: USDA-ARS Catfish Genetics Research Unit,USA Casey C. Grimm from the Southern Regional Research Centre New Orleans, USA. This research was executed by Ph.D. Paul V. Zimba from the USDA-ARS Catfish Genetics Research Unit, USA and Casey C. Grimm from the Southern Regional Research Centre New Orleans, USA, utilizing the LG Sonic ultrasound technology in channel catfish production. An ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Probiotics: a second mother for young ruminants?

    Lallemand presents new ruminant study at the 5thBeneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam Lallemand Animal Nutrition participated in the 5th Beneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Oct. 10-12, 2016. This unique event gathers international scientists focusing their research on beneficial microbes supporting the health and well-being of both ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Probiotics: a second mother for young ruminants?

    Lallemand presents new ruminant study at the 5thBeneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam Lallemand Animal Nutrition participated in the 5th Beneficial Microbes Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Oct. 10-12, 2016. This unique event gathers international scientists focusing their research on beneficial microbes supporting the health and well-being of both humans and ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Can drip irrigation keep the Prairie Profitable?

    The use of flood and center pivot irrigation of crops via the waters of the Ogallala Aquifer is as hot a discussion topic as the current drought. To many who mine the aquifer to make a living, trying to keep a profitable way of life sustainable in a time when the broader public is seeking more conservation of resources yet wanting inexpensive, plentiful and safe food is problematic. Perhaps it's ...


    By Netafim USA

  • Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes

    Overview: Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes are registered and regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a significant review of registered fumigant products as part of its reregistration program, pursuant to which EPA required expansive label changes and new study ...


    By Acta Group

  • Becoming a top female fisheries researcher in Kenya

    In this film, as part of our series Africa’s PhD renaissance, scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Assessment of Shellfish Practices in Licensed Retail Food Establishments in Response to Increased Vibrio Illnesses in a Landlocked Area

    Cases of non-cholera Vibrio illness are typically associated with exposure to shellfish from marine coastal areas (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 2009), not landlocked states such as Colorado. In 2004, a 2.8-fold increase in the incidence of non-cholera Vibrio cases in the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) jurisdiction of Colorado prompted ...

  • Antimicrobial resistance in escherichia coli isolated in wastewater and sludge from poultry slaughterhouse wastewater plants

    The authors investigated the antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli isolates in 22 samples of crude inflow, treated effluent, and sludge collected at the wastewater treatment plants of eight poultry slaughterhouses in Portugal. A total of 549 E. coli strains were recovered and tested for resistance to 12 antimicrobial agents. Multidrug resistance was present in 55.7 percent of the isolates. ...

  • Seasonal Changes in Airborne Fungi and Bacteria at a Dairy Cattle Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in the Southwest United States

    The objective of this study was to evaluate a dairy located in the arid southwest United States to determine the concentrations and seasonal variation of airborne fungi and bacteria and to determine the percentage of antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The authors used two-stage ambient air sampling systems to measure the culturable airborne fungal organisms and bacteria on a monthly ...

  • How `open source` seed producers from the U.S. to India are changing global food production

    Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that ...


    By Ensia

  • Seasonal Abundance of Vectors at Outdoor Environments in Endemic and Nonendemic Districts of Dengue in Kaohsiung, South Taiwan

    This study was designed to determine the seasonal variation in abundance of dengue vectors at open spaces, empty houses, parks, and markets in endemic and nonendemic districts of dengue. Ovitraps were placed in these sites from March 2003 to January 2004 in Kaohsiung Area (Kaohsiung City and Kaohsiung County), South Taiwan. The index peaked in May, June, and September in the endemic districts and ...

  • Tepha - case study

    Tepha Inc. is a medical device firm that develops and commercializes innovative products based on the company’s proprietary PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) bioaterial technology. Tepha began working with POS in 2002 to develop its biopolymer resin production processes. These novel process had not yet been demonstrated at the pilot plant scale when the company started working with POS. Today, ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • Effects of the elimination of ethylene on apple preservation.

    IX Iberian Symposium on Maturation and Postharvest From November 2-4 2016, Bioconservación participated in the IX Iberian Symposium on Maturation and Postharvest, which took place in Lisbon and coincided with the III National Symposium and IX Spanish Symposium on this important business domain of science, technology, and plant matter. Noteworthy researchers and technology ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • How to grow more food with less water

    Scientists and farmers collaborate on a quest for more efficient irrigation This story was co-published with Civil Eats, a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. From reading the weather to choosing a ...


    By Ensia

  • Analyzing Biomass Dynamics and changes in species composition across a California Grassland with the UniSpec-DC

    A research group from Michigan State University (Department of Plant Biology) is using the UniSpec-DC to analyze biomass dynamics and changes in species composition across a California grassland system, as they relate to management techniques including prescribed burning, prescribed grazing, and reseeding of native grasses. They are interested in enhancing the understanding of grassland dynamics ...


    By PP Systems

  • Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?

    A new look at the complex picture of land use change suggests that when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods. It started, as many things do, with a rumor. In 2013 Matt Finer, a researcher with the Amazon Conservation Association, heard from locals that someone was cutting down rainforest deep in the Peruvian Amazon, far from prying eyes. So ...


    By Ensia

  • Can Latin America do palm oil right?

    As western hemisphere oil palm plantations boom, environmentalists eye ways to avoid repeating the devastation in Southeast Asia. What do soap, Ben & Jerry’s and Kit Kat bars have in common? They all contain palm oil — produced by the oil palm tree. Native to West Africa, oil palm has ...


    By Ensia

  • Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife

    Can the right breed help keep both domestic animals and native carnivores alive? This story was co-published with High Country News, a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. On a bright fall morning in central Washington, a flock of ...


    By Ensia

  • Missed opportunities at an Africa-Australia research meeting

    Where was the research at the recent Africa Australia Research Forum's mining and agriculture meeting?   As a PhD student soon to qualify as a doctor of science communication, and someone with a growing interest in the use of mining for development, I was on the lookout for challenging but worthy and ambitious ideas at the 'Mining, Agriculture and Development: Bread from Stones?' conference ...


    By SciDev.Net

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