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



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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.


Recent Publications

Population structure and genetic diversity within the endangered species Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae) A.E. Hatmaker, P. A. Wadl, M. E. Staton, A. Dattilo, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Rinehart, E. Schilling, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Frontiers of Plant Science, 9:943.

Public attitudes toward threatened and endangered species and management options in the Southeastern United States Ridgers, Kyle, and A. S. Willcox.  2018.  Biological Conservation, 227 (104-111).

A Simplified Technique for Counting Eriophyid Mites on Roses that are Endangered by Rose Rosette Disease Collins, S. B., K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, Q. Cheng, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 6, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

An Abridged Technique to Determine Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Populations on Roses endangered by Rose Rosette Disease Collins, S. B., K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, Q. Cheng, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  APS Annual Meeting, 458-P, San Antonio, TX, Aug 7.

Identification of probiotic bacteria with antifungal activity in the cutaneous microbiome of endangered Tennessee bats.  Grisnik, M., J. P. Munafo, D. Istvanko, J. Campbell, C. Simpson, D. Thames, C. Holliday, and D. Walker.  2017.  Mycological Society of America.

Common influences on the success of habitat conservation planning under the Endangered Species Act Rodgers, K., A. S. Willcox, and E. V. Willcox.  2017.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife. [Abstract]

Pollination of Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae), a rare endangered perennial endemic to southeastern Tennessee.  Skinner, J. A., P. A. Moore, W. E. Klingeman, and P. A. Wadl.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus, at two sites in Georgia.  Trigiano, R. N., T. P. Edwards, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, and M. Hodges.  2017.  HortScience, 52(9): S167-168. American Society for Horticultural Science, September 19-22, Waikoloa, HI.

Current status and ongoing conservation efforts for the federally endangered species Pityopsis ruthii.  Edwards, T. P., P. A. Wadl, R. N. Trigiano, A. Hatmaker, S. Boggess, P. Moore, M. E. Staton, W. E. Klingeman, E. C. Bernard, B. H. Ownley, J. A. Skinner, A. Datillo, T. Rinehart, M. Pistrang, G. Call, A. S. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2016.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4): S4.37. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, Tampa, FL.

Current knowledge, threats, and future efforts to sustain populations of Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae), an endangered southern Appalachian species.  Moore, P. A., P. A. Wadl, J. A. Skinner, R. N. Trigiano, E. C. Bernard, W. E. Klingeman, and A. L. Dattilo.  2016.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Society, 143(2):117-134.

An exploratory spatial analysis of projected hotspots of population growth, natural land loss, and climate change in the Conterminous United States Poudyal, N. C., D. Elkins, N. P. Nibbelink, H. K. Cordell, and B. Gyawali.  2016.  Land Use Policy, 51:325334. [Abstract]

Understanding Stakeholder Attitudes and Involvement in Habitat Conservation Plans and the Endangered Species Act.  Rodgers, K.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.