Robert E. Larson, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus
Wood science and utilization
New Wood Technologies on the Rise
With increased pressure on U.S. timber supplies due to environmental constraints,
there is increased interest in developing new technologies and methods to utilize
more of the wood that is being harvested.
Research opportunities have included studies of lesser-utilized wood species as
well as development of techniques to increase yield of wood products. Moreover,
background research of the Arizona forest-products industry has been conducted to
provide information on the utilization of wood products.
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1966
M.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1968
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1976
Wagner, M.R., R.E. Larson, and T. Craig. 1992. Ecology and silvics of New Mexico
locust, Robinia neomexicana, with an emphasis on the arboreal form. Journal of Western
Ecology. pp. 1-12.
Larson, R.E., L.D. Garrett, and C. Bhoopal. 1988. Arizona Forest Products Directory.
Northern Arizona University School of Forestry, Flagstaff, AZ. 51 pp.
Larson, R.E. and M. Sodjoudee. 1982. Mesquite utilization: From the stump to final
products. Proceedings of the Mesquite Utilization Symposium, pp. O-1 through O-21,
Larson, R.E. and J.L. Adams. 1980. Wood identification and analysis of samples collected
from the excavations of the Hopi village. Walpi Archeological Project, 5:42-105,
Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ.
Larson, R.E. 1979. A study and demonstration of lumber grade yield, drying, and
use of Arizona walnut, Juglans major. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment
Station report, Ft. Collins, CO. 29 pp.