PH Research

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Robert S. (Rob) Freeland
Biological Instrumentation

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Janice Lannett (Lannett) Edwards
Reproductive Physiology & Embryology

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Mohammad R. (Reza) Hajimorad
Associate Professor
Plant viruses

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

F. Neal (Neal) Schrick
Professor and Head
Reproductive physiology

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

Charles M. Denney

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Henry G Kattesh
Physiology and Endocrinology

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

Scott D. Stewart

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Hugo Eiler
Physiology & Electrodiagnostic

Michael H. Sims
Professor & Director, Vet. Medical Comm.
Physiology & Electodiagnostic

Sherry K. Cox
Clinical Associate Professor

Tomas Martin-Jimenez
Associate Professor

Robert W. (Bob) Henry
Macroscopic anatomy & Plastination

Madhu Dhar
Research Associate Professor

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Diane Hendrix

Marti Drum
Clinical Instructor
Physical Therapy

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Daniel A. Ward

Heather Marie Kelly
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathologist

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Theodore B Henry
Assistant Professor
Fish physiology and pathology

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

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

James Mark (Mark) Young
IT Specialist III
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Robert M. (Bob) Hayes
Director and Professor
Weed Science

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

John Gaylon Doty
Information Specialist I
Bobwhite conservation

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Ky Pohler
Assistant Professor
Reproductive Physiology

Jennie L. Ivey
Assistant Professor
Extension Equine Specialist

Elizabeth More (Liz) Lennon
Assistant Professor

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Traci Lynn Stanley
Research Associate II

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Fred Douglas Tompkins
Interim Dean


Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

Modeling the dynamics of amphibian chytridiomycosis, 3/19/2014



Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

Tyson Raper Named Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist, 1/24/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Faculty 360 | Jada Thompson, 10/30/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT Presidentís Discover Award, 10/9/2017

Dr. Jagadamma receives 2017 Ralph E. Powe Faculty Enhancement Award, 8/22/2017


(1 mention)

Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. [Abstract]

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Crop rotations and poultry litter impact long-term soil physicochemical properties and soil biota Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, P. R. Owens, J. M. DeBruyn, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Quality.

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Helen, GA..

The Physcomitrella patens chromosome-scale assembly reveals moss genome structure and evolution D. Lang, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  the plant journal. [Abstract]

Genetically Modified Labeling: The Role of Consumersí Trust and Personality DeLong, K. L., and C. Grebitus.  2018.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 34(2):266-282. [Abstract]

Development and Phenotypic Screening of an Ethyl Methane Sulfonate Mutant Population in Soybean Espina, M. J., C. M. Sabbir Ahmed, A. Bemardini, E. Adeleke, Z. Yadegari, P. Arelli, V. R. Pantalone, and A. Taheri.  2018.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Insitu Characteristics of Fine Coal Refuse.  Jedari, C., A. Palomino, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Proceedings Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, accepted , March 24-27, 2019, Philadelphia PA. [Abstract]

Nutrient hotspots through time: a field guide to modern and fossil taphonomy in east Tennessee.  Keenan, S. W., C. Widga, J. M. DeBruyn, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2018.  Geology at Every Scale: Field Excursions for the 2018 GSA Southeastern Meeting in Knoxville, TN, Engel, A.S. and Hatcher, R.D. Jr, eds.

Bark colonization of kiln-dried wood by the walnut twig beetle: Effect of wood location and pheromone presence Mayfield, A. E., J. Audley, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. M. Taylor.  2018.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 111:996-999.