Sunlight Research

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Power Plant, 2/25/2016

New Twists on Traditional Christmas Flower, 11/24/2015


(3 mentions)

Student Solar Project 
Could bright sunlight provide much-needed power and energy? Some UT students are working to harness solar radiation as a way to heat and cool our homes and fuel our lifestyles.

(1 mention)

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.


Recent Publications

Foraging and homing behavior of honey bees (Apis mellifera) during a total solar eclipse Waiker, P., S. Baral, S. Bhatia, A. Rueppell, K. Le, E. Amiri, J. M. Tsuruda, and O. Rueppell.  2019.  The Science of Nature, 106: 4. [Abstract]

Mapping Daily Light Integrals for Greenhouse Production.  Logan, J., C. E. Sams, and J. Faust.  2016.  22nd Conference on Applied Climatology, New Orleans, LA, Jan 10-14, 2016. [Abstract]

Light quality impacts on growth, flowering, mineral uptake and petal pigmentation of marigold Sams, C. E., D. A. Kopsell, and R. C. Morrow.  2016.  Acta Horticulturae, Acta Horticulturae 1134:139-145 iSHS. [Abstract]

Supplemental light improves yield and quality of chives in a commercial hydroponic production system.  Sams, C. E., J. Wheeler, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S239. [Abstract]

Effects of Forced and Natural Leaflet Orientation on Transpiration Rates and other Physiological Traits in Soybeans.  Johnson, R. D., F. L. Allen, and C. E. Sams.  2009.  American Seed Trade Association 39th Soybean Seed Research Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2009. (Poster). [Abstract]

Wash-Durable Malaria Bed Nets Prepared from Polymerization of monomers with Insecticides.  Hayes, D. G., K. K. Chittur, and J. M. Harris.  2005.  US Patent Disclosure in preparation. [Abstract]