Environmental Research

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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

Christopher D. Clark
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Martha W. Keel

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

William M. (Bill) Park
Economics of natural resource and environ. policy

Terri L. Quillin
Extension Assistant
Environmental Education

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant



Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Research Spotlight | Managing Target Spot in Cotton and Soybeans, 11/15/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

UT-ORNL to Shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network, 6/26/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

UTIA Project of the Year for DoD Environmental Security Technology, 3/3/2017

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

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016


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Intro to Biosystems Engineering 
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Recent Publications

Effects of Optical Sensing Based Variable Rate Nitrogen Management on Yields, Nitrogen Use, and Profitability for Cotton Stefanini, M., J. A. Larson, D. M. Lambert, X. Yin, C. Boyer, P. Scharf, B. S. Tubana, J. J. Varco, D. Dunn,, H. J. Savoy, and M. J. Buschermohle.  2019.  Precision Agriculture, 20,3: 590-610. [Abstract]

KBase: the United States department of energy systems biology knowledgebase A. Arkin, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Nature Biotechnology. [Abstract]

KBase: the United States department of energy systems biology knowledgebase Adam Arkin et al.  2018.  Nature Biotechnology. [Abstract]

Mapping Agricultural Subsurface Drainage by Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies Integrated with a Satellite Navigation System - Invited Paper 351735 Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, D. Wishart, G. Rouse, and T. Williamson.  2018.  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, Washington DC. [Abstract]

Analysis of Weather and Environmental Factors Associated with on-target and off-target dicamba applications in 2017 Bish, M, L. E. Steckel, et al.  2018.  WSSA Proceedings 2018:197.

Economic and environmental impact of multi-use cover crop species in Tennessee no-till soybean/corn rotations.  Bracey, W., V. R. Sykes, A. Willette, L. E. Steckel, G. E. Bates, R. N. Oakes, and D. M. Butler.  2018.  International Annual Meetings ASA-CSSA, Baltimore, MD.

TNH2O: Tennessee's roadmap to securing the future of our water resources Cameron, J. W., A. Papanicolaou., R. Cochran, S. Bartell, F. R. Walker, A. Kalyanapu, C. Meier, and M. Hilty.  2018.  Governor's Statewide Plan. [Abstract]

Degradation of triclosan by environmental microbial consortia and by axenic cultures of microorganisms with concerns to waste water treatment Chen, X.J., J. Zhuang, and K. Bester.  2018.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(13), 5403-5417.

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 – 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

Pleiotropic and Epistatic Network-Based Discovery: Integrated Networks for Target Gene Discovery D. Weighill, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research. [Abstract]

Economic and Environmental Implications of Incorporating Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles in Feed Rations of Growing and Finishing Swine in Argentina De Matteis, M.C., T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, K. L. DeLong, and J. K. Smith.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(6):803–816. [Abstract]