Smoky Mountains Research


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Personnel

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

 

News

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

Video


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Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



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Quonset Barn 
Most barns are square or rectangular, painted red, and with a loft to store hay. But now some Tennessee farmers are looking at a more-modern day barn built to last a long time.



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Gnats (Black Flies) 
In Tennessee’s warm months, gnats are a nuisance to people and animals. UT researchers are working to reduce the population by eliminating them before they’ve hatched from rivers and streams.



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Saving the Hemlock 
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.



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Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.


 

Recent Publications

Biodiversity Survey and DNA Barcoding of the Phasiinae (Diptera: Tachinidae) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA Blaschke, J. D., J. E. O'Hara, and J. K. Moulton.  2019.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121: 1–15. [Abstract]

Responses of American black bears to the Chimney Tops fire in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Clark, J. D., J. Braunstein, C. D. Blair, and L. I. Muller.  2019.  The Wildlife Society Annual Conference.

Morphological and molecular characterisation of Hoplolaimus smokyensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae), a lance nematode from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA Ma, X., R. T. Robbins, E. C. Bernard, C. M. Holguin, and P. Agudelo.  2019.  Nematology, Vol. 21(9): 923-935.

Year 2- Fall swarming and spring staging behavior of tri-colored bat and Indiana bat in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Tate, M., and E. V. Willcox.  2019.  National Park Service- WNS Report.

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Helen, GA.

Public attitudes towards the presence and management of bats roosting in buildings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, southeastern United States.  Fagan, K. E., E. V. Willcox, and A. S. Willcox.  2018.  Biological Conservation.

Habitats supporting mountain stewartia (Stewartia ovata) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and eastern Tennessee.  Granger, J. J., D. S. Buckley, and J. M. Zobel.  2018.  Oral presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting; 5-10 August 2018; New Orleans, LA.

Year 1- fall swarming and spring staging behavior of tri-colored bat and Indiana bat in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Tate, M., and E. V. Willcox.  2018.  National Park Service White-Nose-Syndrome Report.

Wild trout population surveys using day and night GPS-based snorkel videomapping in the Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone National Park.  Ayers, P. D., D. Jackson, and E. Fidan.  2017.  Poster presented at the Wild Trout Symposium. West Yellowstone, WY..

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]