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David A. (Dave) Buehler
Avian-habitat relationships

Charles Kwit
Assistant Professor
Climate change and conservation biology

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

Groups and Facilities

1 mention

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

1 mention

Cherokee Wetlands 
​Increasing wetland and engineering research, teaching and outreach opportunities for UT students, staff and faculty!

1 mention

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.

1 mention

Avian Ecology & Conservation 
Factors that limit populations, especially for avian species in decline.



4 mentions

Many bird species migrate to Tennessee from Canada, and take up residence on our wetlands. We are researching the importance of mudflats and how that habitat impacts shorebirds.

2 mentions

UT engineers create technology to map rivers 
A UT AgResearch professor has developed an underwater video system that, in combination with surface videos, gives a complete picture of the stream.

1 mention

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.

1 mention

Pond Management 
UT Extension helps landowners build and maintain ponds as a source of water, and as habitat for fish, water fowl, and other animals.

1 mention

Urban Forestry 
Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas.

1 mention

River Cleanup 
Agriculture students worked to clean up the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries of plant growth and trash.

1 mention

Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.


Recent Publications

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor.

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

Georeferenced river sensor and video for water quality, aquatic habitat, fish population and streambank erosion mapping.  Ayers, P. D.  2016.  Poster presented at the 2016 ASABE Conference, Orlando, FL..

A new species of Oecetis McLachlan (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from the Sandhills region of South Carolina, USA.  Flint, O. S., M. A. Floyd, and J. K. Moulton.  2016.  Zoosymposia, 10: 188–192.

Home range and habitat selection of raccoons in a longleaf pine forest before and after hardwood removal in southwestern Georgia.  Kirby, R. B., M. J. Cherry, L. I. Muller, M. J. Chamberlain, and L. M. Conner.  2016.  Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society.

The green ash transcriptome and identification of genes responding to abiotic and biotic stresses Lane, T, T. Best, N. Zembower, J. Davitt, N. Henry, Y. Xu, J. Koch, H. Liang, J. McGraw, S. Schuster, D. Shim, M. Coggeshall, J. Carlson, and M. E. Staton.  2016.  BMC Genomics.

Specifying pathogen associations of Amblyomma maculatum in western Tennessee Mays, S., A. E. Houston, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2016.  Journal of Medical Entomology, 53(2): 435-440.

Comparing conventional and novel methods of tick collection Mays, S., A. E. Houston, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2016.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 30, 123-134.

Habitat manipulation and physical control methods for managing BMSB on organic farms.  Moore, J. L., M. Rogers, R. Dobson, R. T. Bessin, A. L. Nielsen, and C. R. Matthews.  2016.  several meetings, SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conf, Jan. 7-9, 2016; Savannah, GA. S. Sustainable Ag. Working Group mtg, Jan. 28-30, 2016; Lexington, KY. Pick TN Conf, Feb. 11-13. 2016; Knoxville, TN. Organic Crops Unit Field Day, April 28, 2016.

Revisionary studies of the Nearctic Dixidae (Diptera): the Dixa inextricata and D. modesta species complexes Moulton, J. K.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.

Understanding Stakeholder Attitudes and Involvement in Habitat Conservation Plans and the Endangered Species Act.  Rodgers, K.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.