Dr. Tamara Franca

Dr. Tamara  Franca

Title

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

tsf97@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-3316
Franklin Center, Room 222

Overview

Education

  • Mississippi State University, Doctor of Philosphy (Ph.D.) , Forest Resouces
  • Federal University of Espírito Santo, Master of Science (M.S.) , Forest Science
  • Luiz Flávio Gomes, MBA Strategic Business Management State University of Pará, Technology in Agribusiness/Wood, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Administration
  • Metropolitana College of Marabá, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Business Administration

Research Interests

Biodegradation and biodeterioration of wood
Durability of mass timber products
Physical and mechanical properties of wood
Nondestructive testing applied to evaluate biodegradation of wood
Wood quality

Website

Publications

Year Publications
2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Nondestructive evaluation of 2 by 8 and 2 by 10 southern pine dimensional lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(1):79-87.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Baptista Vidaurre, G. 2020. Effect of growth stress and interlocked grain on splitting of seven different hybrid clones of Eucalyptus grandis × Eucalyptus urophylla wood. Holzforschung 74(10):917-926.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Use of longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics to predict mechanical properties of No. 2 Southern pine 2x8 and 2x10 Lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 52(3):280-291.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Modeling mechanical properties of 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 Southern pine lumber using longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics. Forest Products Journal 68(3):286-294.

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2019

Franca, F., Maciel, A. P., Amorim, T., Sliva, J., Batista, D. 2019. Air-drying of seven clones of Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla wood. Bioresources 14(3):6591-6607.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Assessing Southern pine 2x4 and 2x6 lumber quality: Longitudinal and transverse vibration. Wood and Fiber Science 51(1):2-15.

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2019

Amorim, T., Andrade, J., Franca, F., Arantes, M., Vidaurre, G. 2019. Evaluation of shear strength and wood failure of two African mahogany species planted in Brazil. Forest Products Journal 68(4):430-435.

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2018

Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R., Amorim, T. 2018. Using Transverse Vibration Nondestructive Testing Techniques to Estimate Stiffness and Strength of Southern Pine Lumber. USDA FS FPL Research Paper FPL-RP-695.

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2018

Amorim, T., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Bending strength and stiffness of no. 2 grade southern pine lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 50(2):205-219.

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2017

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Arango, R. A., Woodward, B. M., Dambroz, G. V. 2017. Variation In Natural Durability of Seven Eucalyptus Grandis X Eucalyptus Urophylla Hybrid Clones. Forest Products Journal 67(3/4):6.

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2015

Amorim, T., Franca, F., Arango, R. A., Woodward, B. M., Chaves Arantes, M. 2015. Natural resistance of plantation grown African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis) from Brazil to wood-rot fungi and subterranean termites. International Biodegradation & Biodegradation 107:88-91.

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2015

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Yeary, L. A., Hohnholt, C., Forsman, J. W., Ross, R. J. 2015. Condition Assessment of a Historic Trout Rearing Station in Upper Michigan. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Note RN-0334

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Graduate Students

  • Franklin Quin, Jr.
  • Jacob Gines
  • Mercy Ogunruku

Society Memberships

  • American Wood Protection Association
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Forest Product Society