Stream Research

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

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

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



5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015

Faculty 360 | Nour Abdoulmoumine, 9/17/2015


(10 mentions)

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.

(2 mentions)

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.

(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)

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


Recent Publications

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]

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9. [Abstract]

A Predictive Model for Brook Trout Restoration in the Cherokee National Forest.  Caylor G. Romines  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Best Management Practices (BMPs) Near Streams: Part 1 - Types of Streams and Streamside Management Zones (SMZs); Best Management Practices (BMPs) Near Streams: Part 2 -- Stream Crossings.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  FWF Extension Update.

Streambank erosion mapping on the Nottoway River using GPS-based abovewater video.  Fidan, E., and P. D. Ayers.  2017.  Journal of Undergraduate Research, 8(1): 57-68.

Biomass treatment strategies for thermochemical conversion Liu, Q., S. C. Chmely, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2017.  Energy and Fuels, 31(4):3525-3536. [Abstract]

The true identity of Dixa modesta Johannsen (Diptera: Dixidae) resolved: synonymy of Dixa similis Johannsen, designation of the Dixa ubiquita species group, and description of three new eastern Nearctic species.  Moulton, J. K.  2017.  Zootaxa, 4216(3): 247–260. [Abstract]

Scalable and Tunable Carbide-Phosphide Composite Catalyst System for the Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Regmi, Y. N., B. R. Rogers, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2017.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. [Abstract]

Short-term detection of imidacloprid in streams following treatment of eastern hemlock.  Wiggins, G. J., E. Benton, P. L. Lambdin, and J. F. Grant.  2017.  Proceedings of the USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, January 10-13, Annapolis, MD (In Press).

Spotted Bass Population Structure and Diet in Wadeable and Non-Wadeable Streams Draining the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Alford, J. B., and B. A. Heimann.  2016.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 3:17-24. [Abstract]

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..

Consequences of imidacloprid treatments for hemlock woolly adelgid on stream water quality in the southern Appalachians Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, T. C. Mueller, R. J. Webster, and R. J. Nichols.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 360:152-158.