Water quality Research


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Personnel

Daniel C. Yoder
Professor
Soil and water engineering

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

Galina V. Melnichenko
Research Associate II
Water quality lab manager

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

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

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

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

Sub-Surface Sensing 
Ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction for mapping and exploration.


 

News

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

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.



(1 mention)

Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.



(1 mention)

River Cleanup 
Agriculture students worked to clean up the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries of plant growth and trash.



(1 mention)

Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



(1 mention)

Water Quality 
Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that we experience often in Tennessee. What impact do these weather situations have?



(1 mention)

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-till” farming makes it possible.



(1 mention)

UT engineers create technology to map rivers 
A UT AgResearch professor has developed an underwater video system that, in combination with surface videos, gives a complete picture of the stream.


 

Recent Publications

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]

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2018.  Applied Energy, 210: 580-590.

Kayak-based geospatial water quality measurements.  Ayers, P. D., and H. Jordan.  2017.  Presented at the 2017 ASABE Conference, Spokane, WA..

Effect of different cover crop species on soil and water quality.  Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, M. J. Buschermohle, and F. R. Walker.  2017.  26th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. April 5-7. Burns, TN.

HydroLIT: southeast tennessee water quality playbook.  Collett, B. P., S. Newton, E. Phannamvong, L. Bradley, and K. Wu.  2017.  Book, Published May 2017. [Abstract]

Assessing the Feasibility of Nutrient-Related Water Quality Trading in Tennessee.  Ojha, Ayuska  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Southern Phosphorus Indices, Water Quality Data, and Modeling (APEX, APLE, and TBET) Results: A Comparison Osmond, D., C. Bolster, A. Sharpley, M. Cabera, S. Feagley, A. Forsberg, C. Mitchell, R. Mylavarapu, L. Oldham, D. Radcliffe, J. J. Ramirez-Avila, D. Storm, F. R. Walker, and H. Zhang.  2017.  Journal of Environmental Quality. [Abstract]

Determining Tennessee Water Use Coefficients with USGS, Agricultural Census, and IMPLAN data.  Owen, S., B. C. English, D. M. Lambert, R. J. Menard, L. Lambert, and C. D. Clark.  2017.  AREC Department Series, 17-01, http://aimag.ag.utk.edu/pubs/WaterCoefficient_DRS0502_Final.pdf. [Abstract]

Selective Predation by Reintroduced Juvenile Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Ft. Loudoun Reservoir, Tennessee (USA) Todd M. Amacker, and J. B. Alford.  2017.  Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(10): 1301-1314. [Abstract]

Disruptions of the Supratemporal Canal in the Snubnose Darter (Etheostoma simoterum).  Williams, Chauntelle  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Georeferenced river sensor and video for water quality, aquatic habitat, fish population and streambank erosion mapping.  Ayers, P. D.  2016.  Poster presented at the 2016 ASABE Conference, Orlando, FL..

Consequences of imidacloprid treatments for hemlock woolly adelgid on stream water quality in the southern Appalachians Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, T. C. Mueller, R. J. Webster, and R. J. Nichols.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 360:152-158.