Biodiversity Research

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Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

UTIA Priorities Poise Institute for Future Success, 2/5/2017

Examining the Relationship Between Grasslands and Soil Biodiversity, 2/2/2017

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


Recent Publications

Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, an Overview Drumm, E. C.  2018.  Extension web publication W453-A, Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, edited by Eric C. Drumm, a series of web Extension publications related to caves and karst in Tennessee. [Abstract]

Planting patterns and species mixtures for enhancing biodiversity during reforestation.  Hale, C. W., D. S. Buckley, and J. J. Granger.  2018.  Poster presentation, Society of American Foresters National Convention, 3-6 October; Portland, OR.

Arlea judithnajtae n. sp. (Collembola: Isotomidae), a temperate North American member of a Gondwanan genus Bernard, E. C.  2017.  Zoosystema, 39(1):87-93. [Abstract]

A newly discovered pathogen threatens amphibian biodiversity in the USA.  Gray, M. J., J. P. W. Cusaac, E. D. Carter, J. A. Spatz, D. C. Woodhams, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, L. A. Williams, B. Reeves, P. Nanjappa, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, KY.

Advancing the Valuation and Measurement of Forest Ecosystem Services: Future Research/Management Directions.  Japelj, A., N. C. Poudyal, M. Bosch, and D. G. Hodges.  2017.  Interconnecting Forests, Science and People, p. 79, In: Book of Abstracts from 125th Anniversary Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Freiburg, Germany. [Abstract]

UT studies relationship of grasslands and soil biodiversity, on NIFA-AFRI project.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Farm World Magazine, (Feb 13, 2017) interviewed for May 25 article.

Ant Biodiversity in Switchgrass Fields and Other Land Cover Types in the U.S.  Lawhorn, K., C. Lash, H. Mullally, C. Kwit, P. D. Keyser, and C. Lituma.  2017.  Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting, Montgomery, AL, March 29-April 1 (poster).

Ant Biodiversity in Switchgrass Fields and Other Land Cover Types in the U.S.  Lawhorn, K., C. Lash, H. Mullally, C. Kwit, P. D. Keyser, and C. Lituma.  2017.  Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA), Knoxville, TN, USA. April 17-21 (poster).

Life where you least expect it: Biodiversity, abundance and prevalence of kleptoparasitic nematodes living inside the gastrointestinal tract of North American diplopods.  Phillips, G.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Nematodes as a Learning Tool for Understanding Biodiversity and the Potential Use of Phoretic Insect and Soil Dwelling Nematodes as Forensic Postmortem Interval Indicators.  Phillips, G., L. S. Taylor, S. K. Pothula, and E. C. Bernard.  2017.  Journal of Nematology, Abstract to be published in journal.

From Chinese giant salamanders to Mississippi gopher frogs: the threat of ranaviruses to global biodiversity.  Gray, M. J.  2016.  Eighth World Congress of Herpetology, Hangzhou, China.

Peru potato potential: Biodiversity conservation and value chain development Tobin, D., M. Brennan, R. Bates, and T. Gill.  2016.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.