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Thomas L. Eberhardt

Research Scientist and Project Leader
Wood Anatomy and Forest Mycology in a Changing Global Environment
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
United States
  • Virginia Tech, Ph.D., Wood Chemistry, 1992
  • Virginia Tech, M.S., Wood Science and Forest Products, 1988
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Forest Science, 1985
Professional Experience
  • Research Scientist and Project Leader,  USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory,  2014 - Current
  • Research Scientist,  USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station,  2002 - 2014
  • Research Chemist,  Westvaco Corporation, Charleston Research,  1996 - 2002
  • Research Associate,  University of Wisconsin-Madison,  1994 - 1996
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Research Highlights

Environmental impacts on tree bark chemistry

Year: 2017
Evidence shows changes in tree bark chemistry from a long-term elevated carbon dioxide treatment have the potential to impact their conversion to biofuels.

Biomass Pre-Processing by Torrefaction Improves Biofuel Consistency

Year: 2018
Custom-made equipment fabricated for the torrefaction of wood chips now provides the sample quantities needed for application testing and quality control assessments.

Does Getting Old Change Juvenile Tendencies? Maps Show Wood Variability in Mature Longleaf Pine

Year: 2019
Juvenile wood in pines is usually shown as a central core of wood, varying little by diameter or cambial age, nested within mature wood tapering to the upper portion of the stem. This USDA Forest service study addresses the degree to which different representations of juvenile wood are applicable t...

Comparing Juvenile Wood Depictions in the Literature to Wood Property Maps for Mature Longleaf Pines

Year: 2020
Juvenile wood in the southern pines is usually shown as a central core of wood surrounded by mature wood, the latter tapering down in thickness when moving from the base of a tree to its crown. The present study addresses the degree to which different juvenile wood depictions presented in the litera...

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Bark

Year: 2015
Evidence shows changes in bark chemistry from an elevated carbon dioxide treatment applied to sweetgum trees.