Security Research

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Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Sandra D. (Sandy) Lindsey
IT Analyst IV
Chief Information Security Officer

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Long
Extension Area Specialist III
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey

David S. Stone
Financial Specialist
Financial Specialist

Emily Ruth Urban
Programs Administrator

Groups and Facilities

(8 mentions)

Ag & Food Security 
Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.

(1 mention)

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.



Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

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

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017


Recent Publications

Poor biosecurity could lead to disease outbreaks in animal populations.  Gray, M. J., J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, C. M. Yarber, R. P. Wilkes, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  PLOS ONE.

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci and genetic diversity analysis for the Ghanaian food security crop Solenostemon rotundifolius (Frafra potato).  L. Hua, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, N. Amissah, M. Nowicki, S. Boggess, N. Teng, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  African Journal of Biotechnology.

Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly Wadl, P. A., B. A. Olukolu, S. E. Branham, R. L. Jarret, G. C. Yencho, and D. M. Jackson.  2018.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal targets for genetic improvement Wu, S., K. H. Lau, Q. Cao, J. P. Hamilton, H. Sun, C. Zhou, L. Eserman, D. Gemenet, B. A. Olukolu, H. Wang, E. Crisovan, and G. T. Godden.  2018.  Nature Communications, 9(1):4580. [Abstract]

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [Abstract]

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR.

Food security, sweet potato production, and distance to trade centers in northern Ghana Glenna, L., Y. Borlu, T. Gill, J. Larson, V. Ricciardi, and R. Adam.  2017.  FACETS.

Pathogen surveillance in herpetofaunal populations: guidance on study design, sample collection, biosecurity, and intervention strategies Gray, M. J., A. L. J. Duffus, K. H. Haman, R. N. Harris, M. C. Allender, T. A. Thompson, M. R. Christman, A. Sacerdote-Velat, J. M. Williams, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Herpetological Review, 48:334-351.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Gray, M. J., J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Food Security through Biotechnology: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets in the United States Kennedy, P. L., K. E. Lewis, and A. Schmitz.  2017.  World Agricultural Resources and Food Security, Schmitz, A., P.L. Kennedy, T.G. Schmitz (Eds.), Volume 17, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization. [Abstract]

Rural, low-income families' quest for income security: it takes more than a paycheck.  Mammen, S., A. A. Berry, C. Bird, and K. Chandler.  2017.  Family Science Review, Special Issue.