Watershed Research


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Personnel

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

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

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


 

News

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Video


(3 mentions)

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.


 

Recent Publications

Potential Effects of Pasture Conversion from Cool Season to Warm Season Grasses on Water Quality in the Oostanaula River Watershed.  B. Shoghli, J. Schwartz, S. A. Hawkins, F. R. Walker, C. D. Clark, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Proceedings of the 2019 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Organochlorine pesticide residues in sediments derived from an agricultural watershed.  Essington, M. E., E. A. Essington, A. L. Ludwig, and F. R. Walker.  2019.  International Soils Meetings Abstracts. SSSA, Madison, WI.

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, J. M. DeBruyn, S. Bandopadhyay, S. M. Schaeffer, M. English, S. Ghimire, C. Miles, M. Flury, and H. Y. Sintim.  2019.  Polymers for Agri-Food Applications, Gutierrez, T.J. (Editor), Berlin, Springer Nature, pp. 183-213. [Abstract]

Validating sediment fingerprinting technique by using artificial mixtures in the watershed of Southeast Tennessee, USA.  Huangfu, Y., M. E. Essington, F. R. Walker, A. C. Layton, J. S. Schwartz, and S. A. Hawkins.  2019.  International Soils Meetings Abstracts. SSSA, Madison, WI.

Evaluation of nitric acid extraction of elements from soils and sediments in two watersheds in East Tennessee.  Huangfu, Y., M. E. Essington, S. A. Hawkins, F. R. Walker, J. S. Schwartz, A. C. Layton, and R. A. Hull.  2019.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 50:1358-1369.

Associations Between Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biotic Integrity and Non-Point Source Pollution Estimates in the Nolichucky River Watershed.  Alford, J. B., and H. S. Gotwald.  2018.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 – 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

Development of a Distributed Hydrologic Model for a Region with Fragipan Soils to Study Impacts of Climate on Soil Moisture: A Case Study on the Obion River Watershed in West Tennessee Ghaneeizad, S., A. Papanicolaou, B. Abban, C. Wilson, C. Giannopoulos, D. M. Lambert, F. R. Walker, and S. A. Hawkins.  2018.  Geosciences, Geosciences 2018, 8, 364. [Abstract]

Improving water resources management with pasture management in Tennessee Walker, F. R., and L. B. Reynolds.  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]

Kayak-based underwater videomapping system for watershed-scale wild trout habitat management.  Ayers, P. D.  2017.  Poster presented at the Wild Trout Symposium. West Yellowstone, WY..