Edwin H. White
Director, SUNY Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy;
Associate Director, Renewable Energy Initiative of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems;
Coordinator, Biomass Programs
and Professor

One Forestry Drive
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
345 Illick Hall
One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
(315) 470-6732
ehwhite@esf.edu

Vitae

Education

Certificate, NYS Ranger School, Wanakena, 1959

B.S., Silviculture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, 1962

M.S., Forest Soils, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, 1964

Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn (Soil Science), 1968.

Postdoctoral, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1970

Highlights of Career Activities:

1980-1992
Professor and Director Forest Soil Fertility Laboratory; Coordinator of Graduate Education/Research

Dr. White specialized in basic and applied research in forest soils and tree nutrition. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in soil science, forest soils, advanced forest soils, soil and plant analysis and advanced soil chemistry. His teaching and supervision of graduate research earned him the high regard of students while his publication of over 500 professional and scientific articles and his accomplishments as a prolific generator of funded research proposals with a well established reputation with state and federal agencies and industry, earned him the ranking of outstanding with ESF s Faculty Governance Research Committee. Dr. White assisted with forestry workshops and dissemination of information to forest landowners. He also spearheaded research in developing fast-growing hybrid poplar and willow trees in plantation forestry for bioenergy feedstocks. He has been an active researcher in the areas of acidic deposition and global climate change. Dr. White's graduate program is very strong, having trained over 170 students. He has successfully managed over 180 projects, with a book value of $18+ million dollars. Dr. White's research projects have been funded by an impressive array of federal, state, industrial and non-profit sponsors. Furthermore, these projects have brought his important work to the international arena, including Africa, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Scotland and Uruguay.

1992-2005
Dean, Research Programs

Dr. White provided leadership, coordination and support for College-wide research programs, accomplished through development and implementation of management, administrative and financial/budgetary strategies.

Research Management: Objectives were to foster an excellent research program at ESF and strengthen the future potential of the institution by:

  1. Providing high visibility for the diverse expertise of the ESF research community;
  2. Facilitate the research effort of the faculty;
  3. Represent ESF on the appropriate councils within SUNY and SU;
  4. Serve as liaison on matters concerning research to university officials, federal and state agencies, federal and state legislators, and foundation and industrial representatives.

Administrative: Objectives were to guide the College in matters related to research and coordinate the effort of units oriented to provide general support to researchers, as well as administer special research programs.

  1. Report to the Provost in matters of research;
  2. Coordinate the efforts of the Office of Research Programs;
  3. Supervise staff in line to the Dean of Research;
  4. Administer specific research programs;
  5. Coordinate with other Deans on international program opportunities;
  6. Serve as the Director of the New York Center for Forestry Research and Development;
  7. Serve, with Chair of Faculty of Forestry, as ESF representative to NAPFSC;
  8. Coordinate Salix Consortium;
  9. Coordinate patent disclosures and technology transfer activities;
  10. Administer McIntire-Stennis Program as Administrative-Technical Representative.

Financial/Budgetary

  1. Innovatively aid the ESF research community in obtaining and expanding extramural funding;
  2. Supervise the budget development of research programs;
  3. Advise the Provost on budgetary strategies for ESF research.

2005-Present
Director, SUNY Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy

SUNY Chancellor King designated SUNY-ESF as the SUNY Sustainable and Renewable Energy Center, marking the College as the university-wide clearinghouse for new developments in biofuels and other innovative energy-producing techniques. With this designation SUNY-ESF will play a key role in helping New York State design a more sustainable future and, more broadly, help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign sources of energy. (See http://www.esf.edu/energycenter for exciting developments under this initiative.)

Associate Director, Renewable Energy Initiative of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems

The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (established by Governor George E. Pataki in 2002) is a federation of more than 70 businesses, organizations and educational and research institutions who are taking an exciting vision of the future and making it a reality by conducting a broad variety of projects relevant to the development of new technologies for built and urban environments and innovative energy systems. Results of specific projects range from new knowledge about basic principles to development of new technologies that apply existing knowledge, to new products that incorporate multiple technologies and are ready for commercialization. Each CoE project is driven by issues that arise in at least one of the following four areas: built environments; energy systems; human health and performance; and urban ecosystems. One important facility that will be designed and constructed in coming years is the CoE Headquarters Building, which will be located in downtown Syracuse. Dr. White is busy coordinating ESF's requirements and needs in this new building. The CoE Headquarters Building will serve both as a showcase of technologies developed in the CoE's distributed facilities and as a testbed for evaluating new technologies. Dr. White also coordinated the successful Center of Excellence symposium, Growing Renewable Energy Capacity in New York, held June 27, 2005 (see http://www.esf.edu/newspubs/news/2005/06.23.growing.htm for additional information).

Research Coordinator, Biomass Research and Development Initiative

Dr. White is one of the nation's leading researchers in developing fast-growing poplar and willow trees in plantation forestry for bioenergy feedstocks. Based on this expertise, and our nation's growing need for alternative fuels, Dr. White has been named the Research Coordinator for the biomass initiative, representing the College by serving on a national front as well as committees, presenting papers (World Renewable Energy Congress, May 2005, Aberdeen, Scotland) and attending conferences. (See http://www.esf.edu/willow for additional information on the biomass initiative.)

Recent Honors/Awards:

Member of the USDA-USDoE Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

Member of Ag 25 x 25 Steering Committee

2004 Outstanding Alumnus, Auburn University, Alabama

The mentoring success of Dr. White's graduate program is evident by the success of his many GRA's, as shown by the following sampling:

Dr. Russell Briggs, Professor, Faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Dr. Eric Jokela, Professor of Silviculture, University of Florida

Dr. Steven Jones, Chancellor, University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Dr. Francis Ulzea-Appiah, Director, Agroforestry Research, Ghana, Africa

Dr. Maria Costa, Director, Amazon Environmental Research, San Palo, Brazil

APPENDIX A

Selected Recent Publications/Presentations
(from over 500 professional and scientific articles)

Edwin H. White
Professor
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  1. Smart, L.B., T.A. Volk, J. Lin, R.F. Kopp, I.S. Phillips, K.D. Cameron, E.H. White and L.P. Abrahamson. 2005. Genetic improvement of shrub willow (Salix spp.) crops for bioenergy, bioproducts, and environmental applications. Unasylva. 56:51-55.

  2. Tharakan, P.J., T.A. Volk, C.A. Lindsey, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2005. Evaluating the impact of three incentive programs on cofiring willow biomass with coal in New York State. Energy Policy 33(3):337-347.

  3. Volk, T.A., T. Verwijst, P.J. Tharakan, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2004. Growing Energy: Assessing the Sustainability of Willow Short-Rotation Woody Crops. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2(8):411-418.

  4. Adegbidi, H.G., R.D. Biggs, T.A. Volk, E.H. White, and L.P. Abrahamson. 2003. Effect of organic amendments and slow-release nitrogen fertilizer on willow biomass production and soil chemical characteristics. Biomass and Bioenergy 25(4):389-398.

  5. Tharakan, P.J., T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2003. Energy feedstock characteristics of willow and hybrid poplar clones at harvest age. Biomass and Bioenergy 25:571-580.

  6. Adegbidi, H.G., T.A. Volk, E.H. White, L.P. Abrahamson, R.D. Briggs and D.H. Bickelhaupt. 2001. Biomass and nutrient removal by willow clones in experimental bioenergy plantations in New York State. Biomass and Bioenergy 20(6):399-411.

  7. Kopp, R.F., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, T.A. Volk, C.A. Nowak, and R.C. Fillhart. 2001. Willow biomass production during ten successive annual harvests. Biomass and Bioenergy 20(1):1-7.

  8. Abrahamson, L.P., D.J. Robison, T.A. Volk, E.H. White, E.F. Neuhauser, W.H. Benjamin, and J.M. Peterson. 1998. Sustainability and environmental issues associated with willow bioenergy development in New York (USA). Biomass and Bioenergy 15(1):17-22.

Publications Submitted for Peer Review

  1. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, C.A. Nowak, L.B. Smart, P.J. Tharakan, and E.H. White. (Submitted). The Development of Short-Rotation Willow in the Northeastern United States for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, Agroforestry and Phytoremediation. Biomass and Bioenergy

Conference Proceedings Publications

  1. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, L.B. Smart, T.E. Amidon, A. Stipanovic, and E.H. White. 2005. Short-rotation woody crops as a feedstock for wood based biorefineries. 1st International Biorefinery Workshop. Washington, DC, July 20-21, 2005 (Presentation on conference CD)

  2. Volk, T.A., T. Verwijst, P. Tharakan, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2005. Are short-rotation woody crops sustainable? 2nd World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection. Rome, Italy 10-14 May 2004, pp 34-39.

  3. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2005. Integration of cover crops during the establishment of short-rotation woody crops (SRWC). 2nd World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection. Rome, Italy 10-14 May 2004, pp 334-337.

  4. Martin, J.R., C.C.C. Pian, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White and J. Jarnefeld. 2004. Recent results of willow biomass gasification feasibility study. International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Providence, RI. Aug. 16-19, 2004.

  5. Pian, C.C.C., C.W. Sinton, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White and J. Jarnefeld. 2003. High-temperature air-blown gasification of willow wood for energy production. International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Aug. 17-21, Portsmouth, VA. AIAA 2003-5989.

  6. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, A.J. Stipanovic, T.E. Amidon, E. Neuhauser, E. Gray, C. Lindsey, J. Jarnefeld, D. Aneshansley, and S. Edick. 2002. Growing willow biomass crops for bioproducts and bioenergy in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. In Crockett, J. and C.L. Peterson (eds.) Proc. Bioenergy 2002: Bioenergy for the Environment. Boise, ID, Sept. 22-26, 2002. Pacific Regional Biomass Energy Program. 10 pp.

  7. White, E.H., T.A. Volk, A.J. Stipanovic, T.E. Amidon, E. Neuhauser, L.P. Abrahamson, E. Gray, C. Lindsey, J. Jarnefeld, D.J. Aneshansley, R.C Fillhart, B.D. Kiernan and S. Edick. 2001. Growing willow biomass crops for bioproducts and bioenergy in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Fifth Biomass Conference of the Americas. Sept. 17-21, 2001, Orlando, FL. 2 pp.

  8. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. The status of the Salix Consortium's willow biomass program. In Volk, T.A., J. Ballard and L.P. Abrahamson (Compilers), Proceedings of the Third Biennial Short-Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group Conference, Syracuse, NY October 10-13, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. pp 25-34.

  9. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White and M. Downing. 2000. Developing a Willow Biomass Crop Enterprise in the United States. In Christersson, L. and Wright, L. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Third Meeting of IEA Bioenergy Task 17 Short-Rotation Crops for Bioenergy, Auburn, AL, Sept. 6-9, 1999. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rep. No. ORNL/TM-2000/311. pp 49-56.

  10. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, E. Neuhauser, E. Gray, C. Demeter, C. Lindsey, J. Jarnefeld, D.J. Aneshansley, R. Pellerin and S. Edick. 2000. Developing a willow biomass crop enterprise for bioenergy and bioproducts in the United States. In Bioenergy 2000: Moving Technology into the marketplace, Buffalo, NY, Oct. 15-19, Northeast Regional Biomass Program, Albany, NY, 10 pp.

  11. Tharakan, P.J., L.P. Abrahamson, D. J. Robison, J.G. Isebrands, C.A. Nowak, T.A. Volk and E.H. White. 2000. Coppice effects on willow and hybrid poplar stem attributes and biomass production. In Isebrands, J.G. And J. Richardson (Compilers), 21st Session Of The International Poplar Commission (IPC 2000). Poplar and Willow Culture: Meeting the Needs of Society and the Environment. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. Nc-215, P. 175.

  12. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, R. Fillhart and C.A. Nowak. 2000. Developing willow biomass crops as a locally produced source of renewable energy and cellulose feedstock for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. New York State Tri-Society Meetings. Strategies for Stewardship of New York's Natural Resources, Syracuse, NY, January 27-29, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. p. 49.

  13. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, R.F. Kopp and C.A. Nowak. 1999. Producing short-rotation willow crops in the Northeastern United States. Proceedings of the Second Short-Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group Conference. Portland, OR, August 24-28, 1998. p. 7-16.

  14. Nowak, C.A., T.A. Volk, B. Ballard, L.P. Abrahamson, R.C. Fillhart, R.F. Kopp, D. Bickelhaupt and E.H. White. 1999. The role and process of monitoring willow biomass plantations. In Proceedings of the Fourth Biomass Conference of the Americas, Biomass: A Growth Opportunity in Green Energy and Value-Added Products, Oakland, CA. August 26-29, Elsevier Science Ltd., Kidlington, Oxford, UK. p. 25-29.

  15. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, R.K. Kopp and D.J. Robison. 1999. Willow biomass - A sustainable, multiple use system. In The 5th Conference on Agroforestry in North America "Exploring Opportunities for Agroforestry in Changing Rural Landscapes". August 3-6, 1997. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. p 207

  16. White, E.H., E.F. Neuhauser, L.P. Abrahamson, T.A. Volk, W.H. Benjamin, J.M. Peterson, E. Gray, C. Demeter and C. Lindsey. 1998. The Salix Consortium - A partnership for bioenergy commercialization. In Bioenergy '98: Expanding Bioenergy Partnerships, Madison, WI Oct. 4-8, Great Lakes Regional Biomass Energy Program. p. 19.

  17. Abrahamson, L.P., White, E.H., T.A. Volk, D.J. Robison, R.F. Kopp, K.F. Burns and R.D. Briggs. 1997. Integrated research in New York (USA) on enhancing yield and sustainability of willow biomass crops. In Third Biomass Conference of the Americas: Making a Business from Biomass in Energy, Environment, Chemicals, Fibers, and Materials, Montreal, August 24-29, Elsevier Science Ltd., Tarrytown, NY. p 5 and Addendum p. 1-6.

  18. White, E.H., L.P. Abrahamson, T.A. Volk, D.J. Robison, E.F. Neuhauser, W.H. Benjamin, J.M. Peterson, E. Gray and C. Demeter. 1997. Creating a climate for commercializing willow biomass for bioenergy: the developing strategy of the New York based "Salix Consortium" (USA). In Third Biomass Conference of the Americas: Making a Business from Biomass in Energy, Environment, Chemicals, Fibers, and Materials., Montreal, August 24-29, Elsevier Science Ltd., Tarrytown, NY. p 1403.

  19. White, E.H., L.P. Abrahamson, D.J. Robison, T.A. Volk, W.H. Benjamin, E.F. Neuhauser and J.M. Peterson. 1996. Developing the willow biomass-bioenergy industry in New York: Challenges for commercializing the crop production system. In Proceedings of the Bioenergy '96 Conference, Sept. 15-19. pp 60-67.

Outreach and Extension Publications

  1. Volk, T.A., P.J. Tharakan, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2003. Greater potential for renewable biomass energy. Bioscience 53(7):620-621.

  2. Abrahamson, L.P., T.A. Volk, R.F. Kopp, E.H. White and J.L. Ballard. 2002. Willow Biomass Producers Handbook (Revised). Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 31 pp.

  3. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, R. Fillhart, R.F. Kopp and B. Ballard. 1998. Willow biomass: Developing a source of renewable energy. SUNY-ESF Environmental Information Series, Syracuse, NY.

  4. Ballard, B.D., R.F. Kopp, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 1998. Willow Biomass Research Plots Field Guide, Tully, NY. SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 29 pp.

  5. Kopp, R.F., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, T.A. Volk and J.M. Peterson. 1997. Willow Bioenergy Producer's Handbook. NYSERDA, Albany, NY. 30 pp.

  6. Robison, D.J., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White and T.A. Volk. 1996. Biomass-for-bioenergy: A new agri-forest crop slated for commercialization. New York Forest Owner Nov/Dec. pp 6-7.

Professional Reports

  1. Volk, T.A. L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White, M.J. Appleby, K.F. Burns. 2004. Root dynamics in willow biomass crops. Final program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 109 pp.

  2. Kiernan, B.D., T.A. Volk, R.C. Fillhart, H.G. Adegbidi, R.D. Briggs, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2003. Application of Poultry Manure on Willow Biomass Crops (NYSERDA / Egg Farm Division, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.) Final Report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 61 pp.

  3. Kiernan, B.D., T.A. Volk, P.J. Tharakan, C.A. Nowak, S.P. Phillipon, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2003. Clone-Site Testing and Selections for Scale-Up Plantings: Final Report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 67 pp. (Copy included in folder)

  4. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, E.H. White and D.J. Robison. 2002. Alternative methods of site preparation for short-rotation willow and poplar biomass crops. Final report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 129 pp. (Copy included in folder)

  5. Minor, M., R. Norton, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2002. Impact of willow biomass crops on abundance and diversity of soil microarthropods. Final report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 57 pp.

  6. Volk, T.A., B.D. Kiernan, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2002. Wood biomass as an alternative farm product. 2001 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 26 pp.

  7. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. Alternative methods of site preparation for short-rotation willow and poplar biomass crops. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 40 pp.

  8. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. Root dynamics in willow biomass crops. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 23 pp.

  9. Nordman, E.E., R.F. Kopp, D.J. Robison, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. Integrated pest management in willow biomass crops . Final program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 66 pp.

  10. Volk, T.A., B.D. Kiernan, R.C. Fillhart, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. Wood biomass as an alternative farm product. 2000 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 24 pp.

  11. Tharakan, P.J., C.A. Nowak, T.A. Volk, S.P. Phillipon, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2001. Clone-Site testing and selections for scale-up plantings. Interim Program Report. Prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 46 pp.

  12. Volk, T.A., B.D. Kiernan, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Three willow to energy clone-site trials for Pennsylvania. Final Report prepared for USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 35 pp.

  13. Volk, T.A., B.D. Kiernan, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Establishment year results from the willow biomass trial located at Peter s Tract, DE. Progress Report prepared for Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 13 pp.

  14. Ballard, B.D., S.V. Stehman, R.D. Briggs, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Aboveground biomass equation development for five Salix clones and one Populus clone. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY.

  15. Nordman, E.E., R.F. Kopp, D.J. Robison, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2000. Integrated pest management in willow biomass crops (EPRI for 1997-1998). Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 23 pp.

  16. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, C.A. Nowak and E.H. White. 2000. Wood biomass as an alternative farm product. 1999 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 22 pp.

  17. Ballard, B.D., R.D. Briggs, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 1999. Effect of slow-release nitrogen fertilization on aboveground biomass production of five Salix clones and one Populus clone in a short-rotation-intensive-culture (SRIC) bioenergy plantation. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 175 pp.

  18. Ulzen-Appiah, F., R.D. Briggs, C.A. Nowak, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Soil sustainability and productivity in short-rotation intensive culture. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 30 pp.

  19. Minor, M., R.A. Norton, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Impact of willow / poplar biomass crops on soil microarthropods. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 16 pp.

  20. Tharakan, P.J., C.A. Nowak, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Establishment of a clonal selection trial and studying the ecophysiological basis for relative productivity. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 88 pp.

  21. Kopp, R.F., L.B. Smart, C.A. Maynard, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Genetic improvement of willows. Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 9 pp.

  22. Fillhart, R.C., H.G. Adegbidi, R.D. Briggs, T.A. Volk, L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2000. Application of poultry manure on willow biomass crops (NYSERDA/ Wegmans Egg Farm Inc.). Interim program report prepared for the United States Department of Energy under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC36-96GO10132. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY.

  23. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, C.A. Nowak and E.H. White. 2000. Wood biomass as an alternative farm product. 1999 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 26 pp.

  24. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 1999. Willow bioenergy farming research, development and technology transfer in New York. 1998 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY. 20 pp.

  25. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 1998. Willow bioenergy farming research, development and technology transfer in New York. 1997 Annual Report submitted to United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative States Research, Extension, and Education Services. Short-Rotation Woody Crops Program at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, 18 pp.

  26. L.P. Abrahamson, White, E.H., R.F. Kopp, and T.A. Volk. 1997. Bioenergy from willow. 1996 Annual Report. NYSERDA, Albany, NY, 42 pp.

Conference Presentations

  1. Volk, T.A., E.H. White, L.B. Smart and L.P. Abrahamson. 2005. Bioenergy and Salix: Policy implications. National Institute of Applied Carbon Studies Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 21, 2005.

  2. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson and E.H. White. 2005. Incorporating Short-Rotation Woody Crops into Agroforestry Systems. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Fort Worth, TX, October 19-23, 2005.

  3. Volk, T.A., L.P. Abrahamson, L.B. Smart, T.E. Amidon, A. Stipanovic and E.H. White. 2005. Short-Rotation Woody Crops as a Feedstock for Wood Based Biorefineries. First International Biorefinery Workshop, Washington, D.C., July 20-21, 2005.

  4. Volk, T.A., P. Castellano, L.P. Abrahamson, and E.H. White. 2005. Woody Biomass Resources in New York State. Growing Renewable Energy Capacity in New York, Center for Excellence in Environment and Energy Systems, Syracuse, NY, June 27, 2005.

  5. White, E.H., L.P. Abrahamson, T.A. Volk, A.J. Stipanovic, T.E. Amidon, L.B. Smart and J.P. Nakas. 2005. A sustainable biorefinery based on lignocellulosic biomass. World Renewable Energy Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, May 25-26, 2005.

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