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Groups and Facilities


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Bioactive Natural Products 
Harnessing this natural 'arsenal' for agriculture and medicine.


 

Video


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Crab Lab 
Though crabs are disappearing along America’s coasts, research in land-locked Tennessee could help. Students in Biosystems Engineering have designed a project to replenish crab populations.



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Stinkbugs 
Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.


 

Recent Publications

Challenges to Mass-Rearing Predators of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.  Parkman, J. P.  2016.  XXV International Congress of Entomology & Ann. Mtg., Entomol. Soc. of Am. Orlando, FL. Sept. 2016, (in press).

Using remote sensing with on-site assessments to determine associations between tree health, tree mortality, and predators of hemlock woolly adelgid.  Hakeem, A., J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, P. L. Lambdin, R. Rhea, F. A. Hale, and D. S. Buckley.  2013.  Proceedings of the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 23-26, pp. 46-47.

The life history and control of Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman on Juglans nigra L. in eastern Tennessee.  Nix, K  2013.  M. S. Thesis, 89pp.

Recovery of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Predators in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Grant, J. F., A. Hakeem, G. J. Wiggins, and P. L. Lambdin.  2012.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Investigator’s Annual Report, 2 pp., Gatlinburg, TN, December.

Whole-tree enclosures: A tool to assess introduced predators of hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae.  Grant, J. F., J. Rhea, G. J. Wiggins, A. Hakeem, and P. L. Lambdin.  2012.  Biological Control of Hemlock Woolly Adeldgid in the Eastern United States, Pp. 105-110, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

Advantages of seed dispersal for a myrmecochorous temperate forest herb.  Kwit, C., G. J. Marcello, J. Laboy Gonzalez, A. C. Shapiro, and R. D. Bracken.  2012.  American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 168, pp. 9-17.

Survival and Reproduction of Wild and Laboratory Strains of Sasajiscymnus tsugae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).  Decker, J., Lamb, A, J. F. Grant, and Mayfield, A.E..  2011.  The Firefly (The Proceedings of the Tennessee Entomological Society) Nashville, TN, September 29-30, 2011.

Establishment and Coexistence of Two Predators, Laricobius nigrinus and Sasajiscymnus tsugae, Introduced against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on Eastern Hemlock.  Hakeem, A., J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, P. L. Lambdin, and Rhea, J. R..  2011.  Biocontrol Science and Technology, 21: 6, 687 - 691, doi: 10.1080/09583157.2011.571351.

GIS Application: An Innovative Approach to Evaluate Natural Enemies.  Hakeem, A., J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, Rhea, R., P. L. Lambdin, and F. A. Hale.  2011.  The Firefly (The Proceedings of the Tennessee Entomological Society) In Press, Nashville, TN, September 29-30, 2011.

Effect of the Fungal Biopesticide Lecanicillium muscarium on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Predators, Laricobius nigrinus and Sasajiscymnus tsugae.  Lamb, A., Costa, S., and J. F. Grant.  2011.  The Firefly (The Proceedings of the Tennessee Entomological Society) In Press, Nashville, TN, September 29-30, 2011.

Interactions between the Fungal Biopesticide Lecanicillium muscarium and the Biological Control Agents Used for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Laricobius nigrinus and Sasajiscymnus tsugae.  Lamb, A., Costa, S., and J. F. Grant.  2011.  Proceedings of the North American Forest Insect Work Conference In Press, Portland, Oregon, May 9-12, 2011.

Evaluation of rearing techniques for predators of hemlock woolly adelgid.  Parkman, J. P.  2011.  pp. 177-179 in Proc. 5th Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Symposium.