Bottomland Research

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David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Groups and Facilities

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



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Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.


Recent Publications

The Effect of Soil Moisture Content on the Growth of Eight Quercus Species in a Bottomland Community of West Tennessee.  Mercker, D. C.  2019.  Ecological Society of America National Conference.

Investigating the adult ixodid tick populations and their associated Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia bacteria at a Rocky Mountain spotted fever hotspot in western Tennessee Trout Fryxell, R. T., B. M. Hendricks, K. Pompo, S. E. Mays, D. J. Paulsen, D. Operario, and A. E. Houston.  2017.  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 17(8):527-538. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

Managing Bottomland Oaks.  Mike Staten, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2016.  Book, Pages 247-259 in Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States. Editors: P.D. Keyser, T. Fearer, C.A. Harper. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 289 pages,.

Diameter and height growth of green ash crop trees in a West Tennessee hardwood bottomland.  Bowers, J. L., W. K. Clatterbuck, A. E. Houston, D. D. Tyler, and J. M. Zobel.  2015.  18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference (BSSRC), March 3, 2015, Knoxville, TN. Poster.

Assessing forest management strategies amid biological and policy uncertainty: a case study of bottomland hardwood management in west Tennessee, USA.  Hodges, D. G., and D. Grebner.  2013.  Proceedings, Socio-economic Analyses of Sustainable Forest Management, International Symposium of In, Prague, Czech Republic; May 15-17.

A Guide for Matching Oak Species with Sites During Bottomland Restoration.  Mercker, D. C.  2013.  Abstract. Proceedings of the 18 Central Hardwoods Conference., USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. NRS-P-117. [Abstract]

The Case for Delaying Planting of Bottomland Oaks: an example involving Nuttall oaks Mercker, D. C., D. S. Buckley, and J. P. Conn.  2013.  Proceedings of teh 18th Cenral Hardwood Forest Conference., USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. NRS-P-117. [Abstract]

Standard bioassessment procedures for evaluating ecological restoration in southeastern hardwood bottomlands Gray, M. J., and E. A. Summers.  2012.  University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Research Report 12-04..

Long-term patterns of fruit production in five forest types of the South Carolina Upper Coastal Plain.  Greenberg, C. H., D. J. Levey, C. Kwit, J. P. McCarty, S. F. Pearson, S. Sargent, and J. Kilgo.  2012.  Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 76, pp. 1036-1046. [Abstract]

Bottomland Oaks: landowners should examine the soil when planting.  Mercker, D. C.  2012.  Alabama's Treasured Forest, Vol. XXXI, No. 2.

Extension Efforts to Restore Bottomland Oaks Requires Knowledge of both Trees and Soil.  Mercker, D. C., R. Blair, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Saxton, and J. Smith.  2012.  Journal of Extension Vol. 50, No.7. [Abstract]