Vegetation Research


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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.



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Urban Forestry 
Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas.


 

Recent Publications

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2019.  Forest Science.

Factors affecting 13C enrichment of vegetation and soil in temperate grasslands in Inner Mongolia, China Zhou, Y., W. Zhang, X. Cheng, W. Harris, S. M. Schaeffer, X. Xu, and B. Zhao.  2019.  Journal of Soils and Sediments.

Fast accrual of C and N in soil organic matter fractions following post-mining reclamation across the USA Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, S. Angst, M. Pivokonskýc, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Management. [Abstract]

The Influence Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Soybeans Steckel, L. E., and G. Rowsey.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 6/6/18.

When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Cotton Steckel, L. E., and G. Rowsey.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 6/5/18.

The Health of Trees in Bioretention: A Survey and Analysis of Influential Variables.  Tirpak, A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and A. Khojandi.  2018.  Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. [Abstract]

Vegetation and Fuel Dynamics During Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Mid-South USA.  Vander Yacht, A.  2018.  PhD Dissertation, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Vegetation and Fuel Dynamics during Woodland and Savannah Restoration in the Mid-South USA.  Vander Yacht, A.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Effects of Canopy Disturbance and Fire on Vegetation and Fuel Dynamics in Oak Forests of the Mid-South USA.  Vander Yacht, A.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Co-advised by P. Keyser (FWF).

Standard reclamation practice at post-mining chronosequences across the USA leads to fast recovery of C and N in soil organic matter fractions.  Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, M. Pivokonsky, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2017.  Environmental Management. [Abstract]

Establishment of planted trees and native vegetation on compacted mine tailings Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Book of Abstracts of the VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration, SER 2017 Linking Science and Practice for a Better World, Poz do Iguassu, Aug. 27-Sep. 1, 2017.