Habitat Research


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Personnel

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

David A. (Dave) Buehler
Professor
Avian-habitat relationships

Charles Kwit
Assistant Professor
Climate change and conservation biology

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

Cherokee Wetlands 
Wetland and engineering research, teaching and outreach opportunities for UT students, staff and faculty!



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

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


 

News

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

Ames Plantation Featured in Quality Whitetails, 11/23/2015

Video


(4 mentions)

Shorebirds 
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 whatís 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 Tennesseeís Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.


 

Recent Publications

Estimating contact rates of Eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) at differing temperatures, densities and habitat structure.  Peterson, A. C., M. Bohanon, E. D. Carter, B. A. Bajo, P. Watcharaanantapong, D. L. Miller, J. G. Surles, and M. J. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Initiating surveillance for the pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, in highland Costa Rican salamander populations.  Adams, H., S. M. Hernandez, M. Yabsley, M. J. Gray, and S. Connelly.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. [Abstract]

Progress and performance of multifunctional perennial bioenergy systems.  Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2019.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, Wiley's International Reviews. [Abstract]

Host density and habitat structure influence contact rates and transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Gray, M. J., D. A. Malagon, L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, J. A. Fordyce, E. D. Carter, A. C. Peterson, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV. September, 2019. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., E. D. Carter, L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Host density and habitat structure influence contact rates and transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Malagon, D. A., L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., L. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Black Mountain, NC. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., L. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Gatlinburg, TN. [Abstract]

Suspended pavement systems as opportunities for subsurface bioretention Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and E. Kuehler.  2019.  Ecological Engineering, 134: 39-46. [Abstract]

Kayak/Snorkel/Scuba-based underwater videomapping system for aquatic habitat management.  Ayers, P. D.  2018.  Poster presented at the SD American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mapping Habitat of At-Risk Aquatic Species at Fort Pickett.  Ayers, P. D.  2018.  Natural Selections DoD Natural Resource Program, Summer 2018.

Georeferenced video and sensor technologies for aquatic habitat and fish species distribution mapping.  Ayers, P. D., B. Connell, and J. Parham.  2018.  Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico..