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Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

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



A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Do We Need More Space?, 11/17/2015

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


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Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.


Recent Publications

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality.  Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2018.  Applied Energy, 210: 580-590.

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Serum Metabolites Associated with Feed Efficiency in Black Angus Steers B. A. Clemmons, R. I. Mihelic, R. C. Beckford, J. B. Powers, E. A. Melchior, Z. D. McFarlane, E. R. Cope, M. M. Embree, J. T. Mulliniks, S. R. Campagna, B. H. Voy, and P. Myer.  2017.  Metabolomics, 13: 147.

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Unraveling the Molecular Mechanism of Fat Deposition Through Dietary Manipulation and Feed Restriction.  Beckford, R  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Effects of stocking density and access on short-term lying, feeding, and rumination responses of Holstein dairy cows.  Campbell, M. A., H. M. Dann, P. D. Krawczel, and R. J. Grant.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, 100(Suppl. 2): 367.

Arylphorin is a mitogen in the Heliothis virescens midgut cell secretome upon Cry1Ac intoxication Castagnola. A., J. Jackson, O. P. Perera, C. Oppert, S. Eda, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  PeerJ, 5:e3886. [Abstract]

Serum Metabolites Associated with Feed Efficiency in Black Angus Steers Clemmons, B, R. Mihelic, R. Beckford, J. Powers, E. Melchior, Z. McFarlane, E. Cope, J. Embry, J. T. Mulliniks, S. Campagna, B. H. Voy, and P. Myer.  2017.  Metabolomics.

Biochemical and microbial biomarkers of feed efficiency in Black Angus steers Clemmons, B. A., C. Martino, M. M. Embree, E. A. Melchior, B. H. Voy, S. R. Campagna, and P. Myer.  2017.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

The Effects of Feeding Monensin on Rumen Methanogenesis to a Group of Bred Heifers in a Drylot E. A. Melchior, K. E. Hales, and P. Myer.  2017.  Microbe 2017; American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Poster.