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Title: The life and work of Bruce Johnson at the Forest Products Laboratory and in the American Wood Protection Association

Source: In: Proceedings, 115th annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association: 100-104.

Author(s)Kirker, Grant ; Ibach, Rebecca E.

Publication Year: 2019  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-1B   FPL-4723-3A

Abstract: Bruce R. Johnson worked at the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) from 1969-1994. His research as a Forest Products Research Technologist covered many aspects of wood durability and preservation. He was considered an expert on marine exposure of treated wood and wood based materials. His reports on marine performance of treated wood are influential publications still commonly cited in the current literature. To those of us who worked with him at FPL, Bruce was a motivating and inspiring colleague who loved his marine research, especially in Key West, Florida. Bruce was also heavily involved in standards and codes work for the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) and made many contributions to marine specifications and describing biological biodeterioration hazards in marine exposure. Unfortunately, Bruce passed away in 2017 at the age of 75, but his memory lives on in his work and those of us who had the privilege of working with him. This paper is an accompaniment to the presentation given at the 115th Annual AWPA meeting in Orlando, FL.

Keywords: Wood preservation; marine testing; Limnoria; timber bulkheads

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 2,048 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/22/2020

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RITS Product ID: 99387
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ibach, Rebecca E.
Research Chemist
Kirker, Grant
Research Forest Products Technologist

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