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Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

Recovery Trends and Predictions of Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Dynamics in the Southern Appalachian Mountains Kaylor, S., J. Hughes, and J. A. Franklin.  2017.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 47(1): 125-133.

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; doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.10.028.

Abundance and Frequency of the Asiatic Oak Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Defoliation on American, Chinese, and Hybrid Chestnut (Castanea) Case, A. E., A. E. Mayfield, III, S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, and B. C. Reynolds.  2016.  Journal of Insect Science, 16 (1): 29.

Establishment of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) bred for blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance: influence of breeding and nursery grading Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2016.  New Forests, 47(2): 243-270.

Emergence, seasonality, and hybridization of Laricobius nigrinus, an introduced predator of hemlock woolly adelgid, in the Tennessee Appalachians Wiggins, G. J., J. F. Grant, J. R. Rhea, A. E. Mayfield, A. Hakeem, P. L. Lambdin, and A. B. Lamb Galloway.  2016.  Environmental Entomology, 45(6): 13711378.

Assessment of imidacloprid treatments for hemlock woolly adelgid on stream water quality in the southern Appalachians Benton, E. P., J. F. Grant, T. C. Mueller, J. Webster, and B. Nichols.  2015.  Forest Ecology and Management.

Available nutrition may be limiting ruffed grouse fecundity in the southern Appalachians.  Harper, C. A., B. C. Jones, D. A. Buehler, J. L. Kleitch, and C. S. Dobey.  2015.  13th International Grouse Congress.

Population Dynamics and Ecophysiology of Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) in the High Elevation Forests in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  Kaylor, S.  2015.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Invasive European plant species in the Southern Appalachians, USA: Potential targets for collaboration and cooperation in a new beneficial insects quarantine laboratory.  Grant, J. F., and P. L. Lambdin.  2014.  Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants (Agricultural Weeds and, Montpellier, France, May 18-23, 2014, pg. 143.

Biological control of introduced European musk thistle in the Southern Appalachians, USA: A 25-year assessment of benefits and risks.  Grant, J. F., G. J. Wiggins, and P. L. Lambdin.  2014.  Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Weeds and Invasive Plants (Agricultural Weeds and, Montpellier, France, May 18-23, 2014, pg. 142.

Leaf physiology and morphology of Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh., Castanea mollissima Blume, and three backcross breeding generations planted in the southern Appalachians, USA.  Knapp, B. O., G. G. Wang, S. L. Clark, L. S. Pile, and S. E. Schlarbaum.  2014.  New Forests, 45:283-293.

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Residues of Imidacloprid and Its Insecticidal 5-Hydroxy and Olefin and Metabolites inEastern Hemlock (Pinales: Pinaceae) in the Southern Appalachians. J. Economic Entomology 106:2399-2406.  Coots, C. I, P. L. Lambdin, J. F. Grant, and R. Rhea.  2013.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 106:2399-2406.