Robert E. Larson, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus

larson Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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, Lubbock, TX.

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.