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Sourcebook: Wood Treatment
Wood treatment refers to protecting wood from damage caused by insects, moisture, and decay fungi. CONSIDERATIONS: Three primary methods of wood treatment currently prevail: creosote pressure-treated wood, ... . This eliminates the need for termite protection by any other means and prevents decay fungi. Ammoniacal copper quatenary (ACQ) is a new wood preservative currently being introduced. This ...
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The Eternal Threat (Do or Die)
Figure 2. ... reserves can expect to lose over half their plant, insect, bird, fungi and reptile faunas - to name but a few - within the next ... have been 'crises' of extinction in the past, but the rate of decay of biological diversity during these crises is sluggish compared to the ...
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Nutrition
This will have implications for seedling regeneration, biodiversity (vascular, nonvascular plants, insects, fungi), and rates and amounts of nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and soil development. Effects ... is unknown. The processes involved in log decay are not well understood but Stewart and Burrows (1994) suggest that beech logs decay very slowly. Their observations raise the ...
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Glossary of Terms | Indoor Air | Air | US EPA
BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS: Agents derived from, or that are, living organisms (e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mammal and bird antigens) that can be inhaled and can cause many types of ... , but are not touching. RADON (Rn) AND RADON DECAY PRODUCTS: Radon is a radioactive gas formed in the decay of uranium. The radon decay products (also called radon daughters or progeny) can be ...
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U.S. Global Change Research Information Office
In these materials, the captured energy is stored until they slowly decay or chance to burn. The energy of carbon--most of ... product of all these consumers is carbon dioxide. Yeast and fungi and soil microbes are all examples of decomposers; their metabolism ... migrating into newly warmer, wetter, or drier territories could be bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other disease organisms new to the area. With ...
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Decomposition
If every organism that died did not decay and rot away, the earth's surface would soon be ... extract substances from the dead material which are essential to the fungi's own survival. Collectively the hyphae bundle together in "matted ... forest floor. They are decomposed by fungi, bacteria and many different species of invertebrate. Fungi unseen from the surface can spread through the ...
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Introducing Habitats by Dr Barbara Corker
Inonotus cuticularis. Even living trees can be attacked by different kinds of fungi. Heartrot fungi decay the already dead heartwood in the centre of the living tree, producing hollow cavities. These ... nest holes for birds, roosts for bats and microhabitats for a great variety of wood decay invertebrates. This bonanza of invertebrate life in the plethora of rotting wood occurring in ...
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ESB: Build Tight / Ventilate Right
Moisture By reducing the amount of air leakage, you also reduce the potential for wood decay. As inside air leaks through walls and ceilings, it carries with it large amounts of ... dew point, the vapor will condense on these cool surfaces, supporting the growth of decay organisms (insects, fungi, etc.). Air leakage carries much more moisture into building cavities than vapor diffusion through ...
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Fascinating fungi
CORNWALL CORNWALL Fascinating fungi What are fungi? Fungi lack true leaves, stems and roots. As they do ... the sunlight. Nourishment must therefore be provided by another source. Some fungi live in association with other living things, where they both help ... decay, feeding on plants and animals which are already dead. Mushrooms are the best known of more than 75,000 species classed as fungi. ...
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Activity ideas for school grounds - decay
Possible ways of speeding up decay include the following: raising the materials above the ground with a ... the same with pond detritus. Fungal Foray Look for examples of fungi growing on different types of dead material in any habitat studied ... creatures found, as well as the presence or absence of fungi. Deductions can be made from this on the importance of ...
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