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Stacy Lay Clark
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chestnut establishment

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor



(8 mentions)

Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.

(6 mentions)

Preparing to plant 1,200 chestnut trees 
1,200 chestnut trees were prepared at the University of Tennessee forest genetics greenhouse to be planted in national forests in the South.

(2 mentions)

Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.


Recent Publications

Abundance and Frequency of the Asiatic Oak Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Defoliation on American, Chinese, and Hybrid Chestnut (Castanea) Case, A. E., A. E. Mayfield, III, S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, and B. C. Reynolds.  2016.  Journal of Insect Science, 16 (1): 29. [Abstract]

Establishment of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) bred for blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance: influence of breeding and nursery grading Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2016.  New Forests, 47(2): 243-270. [Abstract]

Applying genomic resources to restoration of an iconic forest tree, the American chestnut.  Staton, M. E.  2016.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference, Translational Genomics Session. San Diego, CA.

Genome Organization and Cyto-Molecular Map of Chestnut.  Islam-Faridi, N., M. Majid, T. Zhebentyayeva, L. Georgi, N. Cannon, M. E. Staton, F. Hebard, P. Sisco, J. Carlson, and D. Nelson.  2015.  33rd Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee proceedings.

Effects of temporal dynamics, nut weight and nut size on growth of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut and backcross generations in a commercial nursery Pinchot, C., S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, S. J. Sung, and F. V. Hebard.  2015.  Forests, 6(5): 1537-1556. [Abstract]

The chestnut genome browser.  Staton, M. E., N. Cannon, and J. Carlson.  2015.  Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquium.

How bioinformatics is helping to restore the American Chestnut: next generation sequencing, data mining and online resources.  Staton, M. E., N. Cannon, J. Davitt, N. Henry, M. Cook, and J. Carlson.  2015.  American Society of Plant Biologists Southern Section.

Substantial genome synteny preservation among woody angiosperm species: comparative genomics of Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) and plant reference genomes Staton, M. E., T. Zhebentyayeva, B. Olukolu, G. Fang, D. Nelson, J. Carlson, and A. Abbott.  2015.  BMC Genomics. [Abstract]

American Chestnut Restoration in the National Forest System Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, et al.  2014.  Journal of Forestry.

Tree Biotechnology: Chestnut Nelson, C. D., W. A. Powell, S. A. Merkle, J. E. Carlson, F. V. Hebard, N. Islam-Faridi, M. E. Staton, and L. Georgi.  2014.  Tree Biotechnology, Tree Biotechnology, Chapter 1. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

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]

Nursery performance of American and Chinese chestnuts and backcross generations in commercial tree nurseries Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2012.  Forestry, 85(5): 589-600.