Salinity Research

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



Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017


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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.


Recent Publications

Purification and behavior of proteins and membrane-associated peptides through extraction via Winsor-III systems into bicontinuous microemulsions.  Hayes, D. G., R. Ye, V. S. Urban, N. M. O'Neill, S. V. Pingali, V. Sharma, and R. N. Dunlap.  2018.  22nd International Symposium on Surfactants in Solutions Conference, Norman, OK, 3-8 June, 2018. [Abstract]

Geophysical Methods Allred, B., V. Adamchuk, R. Rossel, J. Doolittle, R. S. Freeland, K. Grote, and D. Corwin.  2016.  Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition, Chesworth, W. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of soil science (Vol. 207). Berlin: Springer. [Abstract]

Variations on soil salinity and sodicity and its driving factors analysis under microtopography in different hydrological conditions Yang, F., F. An, H. Ma, Z. Wang, X. Zhou, and Z. Liu.  2016.  Water, 8(6),227:1-13.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and osmotic adjustment in response to NaCl stress: a meta-analysis Auge, R. M., H. D. Toler, and A. M. Saxton.  2014.  Frontiers in Plant Science, 5:562. [Abstract]

Deriving data mining and regression based water-salinity production functions for spring wheat (Triticum aestivum).  Haghverdi, A., B. Ghahraman, B. G. Leib, I. Pulido-Calvo, M. Kafi, K. Davary, and B. Ashorun.  2014.  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 101:68-75.

High throughput deep sequencing shows that microRNAs play important roles in switchgrass responses to drought and salinity stress for biofuel production Xie, F., C. N. Stewart, Jr., F. Taten, Q. He, H. Liu, and B. Zhang.  2014.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Estimation of soil water content using a 50 MHz impedance sensor: Soil texture, structure and salinity interactions.  Leao, T. P., E. Perfect, and J. S. Tyner.  2010.  Trans. ASABE 53:163-170.

Genetic effects influencing salinity tolerance in six varieties of tilapia (Oreochromis) and their reciprocal crosses.  Lutz, C. G., Armas-Rosales, A. M., and A. M. Saxton.  2010.  Aquaculture Research 2010: 1-11.

Mycorrhizal symbiosis and response of sorghum plants to combined drought and salinity stresses.  Cho, K., H. D. Toler, J. Lee, B. H. Ownley, J. C. Stutz, J. L. Moore, and R. M. Augé.  2005.  Journal of Plant Physiology.