00:32:43 - 00:34:54 Reaction To Publication
reaction to publication, awards, press releases, Capital Times, State Journal, Forest Service, citations,
What kind of reaction did you get from FPL in general or the community, when you published, or made your research known?
Oh, how to answer that. I got a lot of awards and honors and [pause] there were write-ups in the newspaper, that was another thing that the Lab did, if you accomplished something, you get an award or something, you would get written-up---you know they'd send a write-up to the Cap Times or the State Journal. So that, as far as the community was concerned, a little bit of press that way. But the honors meant a lot to me, it was---that outside groups were showing appreciation for the research, as well as the Forest Service of course, that I was treated very generously by the Forest Service.
And the paper describing the carbon-14 lignin really got a lot of attention. The last time I checked, you can check with the Institute of Scientific Information, I think it's still extant, and you can see who is citing your papers in their subsequent papers. So you can go and get an idea of how---what kind of an impact your papers are having. The last time I checked mine had been cited over 10,000 times by others, so that's a lot. I could take that information and give it to the Forest Service and say, "look, my research might not seem too practical, but it's getting a lot of attention, it's important to, to others." So, that is one way that we discovered, and not just mine, but the other guys in the group as well. So we learned to justify our basic research that way. [long pause]