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Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May). Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference
Presentation about technology for assessing timber quality, at the Royal Forestry Society Future Foresters Technology Day (1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Confe...
Drewett, T. A. The growth and quality of UK grown Douglas-fir. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9163
Timber is a local, sustainable and valuable building material, but it is highly
variable compared to other building materials (e.g. concrete, steel). The quality
of wood is it...
Searles, G. J. Acoustic segregation and structural timber production. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5291
Concerns about changes in the quality of the maturing British spruce resource (principally stiffness) have raised doubts about maintaining strength grading pass-rates. Acousti...
Bond, S., Thomson, E., MacPherson, S. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2008). Do people grow on trees? Guidance for employers in the Scottish forest and timber industries
The final report for the Forest Industries Recruitment and Retention (FIRRS) project.
Forests and their products are hugely important to the economic and environmental sustai...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2013, March). Timber grading seminar for sawmillers
This grading seminar will give you a crash course in timber grading, what it is, how it is done and how it is likely to change in future. It aims to demystify timber grading, ...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2011, November). A random walk through the forest - or how we guess the strength of wood. In 3D!
University of Edinburgh, School of Physics and Astronomy General Interest Seminar
Rautkari, L., Hill, C. A. S., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Hughes, M. (2013). Mechanical and physical properties of thermally modified Scots pine wood in high pressure reactor under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 72, 33-41. doi:10.1007/s00107-013-0749-5. ISSN 0018-3768
Scots pine sapwood and heartwood were thermally modified under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C in a high pressure reactor. Mechanical properties such as dynamic and sta...
Moore, J. R., Lyon, A. J., Searles, G. J., Lehneke, S. A., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2013). Within- and between-stand variation in selected properties of Sitka spruce sawn timber in the UK: implications for segregation and grade recovery. Annals of Forest Science, 70, 403-415. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-013-0275-y
Information on wood properties variation is needed by forest growers and timber processors to best utilise the available forest resource and to guide future managemen...
Manchester, J., Bassani, D. M., Duprey, J. H. A., Giordano, L., Vyle, J. S., Zhao, Z., & Tucker, J. H. R. (2012). Photocontrolled binding and binding-controlled photochromism within anthracene-modified DNA. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 10791-10794. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja304205m
Modified DNA strands undergo a reversible
light-induced reaction involving the intramolecular photodimerization
of two appended anthracene tags. The
photodimers exhibit marked...
Davies, I., Fairfield, C. A., Stupart, A., & Wilson, P. (2012). Moisture conditions in timber cladding: field trial data for Sitka spruce. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 165, 263-278. https://doi.org/10.1680/coma.11.00033
Exposure trials on timber cladding are valuable for informing facade designers. This paper describes a trial using Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Sitka spruce is the only UK...
MacDonald, E., Cooper, G., Davies, I. & Freke, B. (2011). Scots pine timber: current utilisation and future market prospects in Scotland. Scottish forestry. 62, 12-21. ISSN 0036-9217
Turner, P., Kowalczyk, M., & Reynolds, A. (2010). New insights into the micro-fibril architecture of wood cell wall. In The Final Report of COST Action E54Cost Action Wood CellNet
Moore, J. R., Mochan, S. J., Brüchert, F., Hapca, A. I., Ridley-Ellis, D., Gardiner, B. A., & Lee, S. . J. (2009). Effects of genetics on the wood properties of Sitka spruce growing in the UK: bending strength and stiffness of structural timber. Forestry, 82, 491-501. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpp018
Mechanical tests were conducted on structural timber from a 37-year-old Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr), progeny trial located in Kershope Forest, Cumbria, UK. Va...
Moore, J., Gardiner, B. A., Ridley-Ellis, D., Jarvis, M. C., Mochan, S. J. & Macdonald, E. (2008). Getting the most out of the United Kingdom's timber resource. Scottish forestry. 63. ISSN 0036-9217