Mussels Research

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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

The Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Harpeth River Drainage and the Upper and Middle Duck River Tributaries, Tennessee.  Irwin, K. L.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Thermal Inactivation Kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Buffer and Mussels.  Monu, E, M. Valladares, D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2015.  Proceedings, Annual IAFP 2015 meeting, Portland, Oregon, July, Oral Presentation.

Thermal inactivation kinetic modeling of human norovirus surrogates in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) homogenate Bozkurt, H., S. Leiser, D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2014.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 172:130136. [Abstract]

Kayak-based videomapping river systems for determining optimal habitat for endangered fish and mussels.  Ayers, P. D., K. Hensley, D. Wade, K. Swinson, B. Connell, B. McConkey, J. Candlish, C. King, A. Shpik, W. Barbour, and M. Ellison.  2013.  Southern District AFS, Nashville, TN.

Thermal inactivation of human norovirus surrogates in blue mussels (Mytilus edulis).  Leiser, S., H. Bozkurt, D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2013.  International Association of Food Protection 102nd Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC..