Sustainability Research


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Personnel

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Professor
Native grasslands management

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Soil fertility/testing for sustainable production

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Professor
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

Center for Ag Synthetic Biology 
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology



(1 mention)

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.


 

News

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

Biodegradable Mulch Team Uses Transdisciplinary Approach to Meet Objectives, 9/16/2015

 

Recent Publications

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

Community Supported Ecosystem (CSE): A Market-Based Model to Conserve Private Lands.  Fly, J. M., and M. Wavrek.  2018.  Poster Presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. [Abstract]

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56:229-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64058-1.00007-8. Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Site specific irrigation systems, chapter in Precision Agriculture for Sustainability.  Haghverdi, A., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  John Stafford. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, (Refereed, Invited).

Biobased Surfactants: A Useful Biorefinery Product That Can Be Prepared Using Green Manufacturing Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Industrial State-of-the-Art.  Hayes, D. G., and G. A. Smith.  2018.  Biobased Surfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Ed), Edited by D. G. Hayes, D. K. Y. Solaiman, and R. D. Ashby, Elsevier Press. [Abstract]

Spatially explicit modelling of biological productivity and economic attractiveness of short rotation woody crops Stanturf J., T. M. Young, and J. H. Perdue.  2018.  conference “Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from for, In: Nielsen, T.F., Matuszak, A., Stupak, I., Futter, M. (eds.) (2018). Book of Abstracts. [Abstract]

Lignin-Containing Photoactive Resins for 3D Printing by Stereolithography Sutton, J. T., K. Rajan, D. P. Harper, and S. C. Chmely.  2018.  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10(42):36456-36463, 2018. [Abstract]

Adapting to climate change, improving the sustainability of grazing systems and improving water quality in Tennessee Walker, F. R., and P. D. Keyser.  2018.  Proceedings of 2018 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. [Abstract]

Native Warm Season Grasses For Adapting to Climate Change, Improving the Sustainability of Grazing Systems and Improving Water Quality in Tennessee Walker, F. R., and P. D. Keyser.  2018.  Proceedings 73r SWCS International Annual Conference. July 29 to August 1st, 2018. Albuquerque NM. [Abstract]

Conversion of native rangelands into cultivated pasturelands in subtropical ecosystems - Impacts on aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen.  Xu, S., M. L. Silveira, L. E. Sollenberger, P. Viegas, J. J. J. Lacerda, and M. Azenha.  2018.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]