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Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Christopher D. Clark
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Martha W. Keel

William M. (Bill) Park
Economics of natural resource and environ. policy

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Terri L. Quillin
Extension Assistant
Environmental Education

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

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

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

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

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops



Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Research Spotlight | Managing Target Spot in Cotton and Soybeans, 11/15/2017

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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

UT-ORNL to Shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network, 6/26/2017

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

UTIA Project of the Year for DoD Environmental Security Technology, 3/3/2017

UTIA Priorities Poise Institute for Future Success, 2/5/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016


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Intro to Biosystems Engineering 
Can we get more food, water, energy? Can we solve the problem of environmental degradation, drought, famine? Is it even possible? YES! Through Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


Recent Publications

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9. [Abstract]

Tennessee and Mississippi Upland Cotton Producer Willingness to Participate in Hypothetical Crop Insurance Programs Boyer, C., K. L. Jensen, E. McLeod, and J. A. Larson.  2017.  Journal of Cotton Science, 21:134–142. [Abstract]

An efficient method for cellulose nanofibrils length shearing via environmentally friendly mixed cellulase pretreatment Chen, Y., Y. He, D. Fan, Y. Han, G. Li, and S. Wang.  2017.  Journal of Nanomaterials, 12 pages.

Environmental transmission in an ODE model of Johne’s disease.  De Saliva, K., S. Lenhart, and S. Eda.  2017.  Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 14(4):1001-1017.

Environmentally friendly process for recovery of wood preservative from used copper naphthenate-treated railraod ties Haber, H., P. Kim, S. C. Chmely, J. Lloyd, Y. N. Regmi, N. Abdoulmoumine, and N. Labbe.  2017.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.

The Relationship Between Biobased, Biodegradability and Environmentally-Friendliness (Or the Absence Thereof) Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 94(11), 1329-1331 (doi 10.1007/s11746-017-3040-9).

Formation of Nanoplastics from Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films and Characterization of their Behavior in Soil Hayes, D. G., A. Astner, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, and V. S. Urban.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017. [Abstract]

Effect of Diverse Weathering Conditions on the Physicochemical Properties of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, H. Y., Sintim, M. Flury, M. English, S. M. Schaeffer, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Polymer Testing, 62: 454-467. [Abstract]

Measuring and ranking FM scenarios using particular multivariate and multi-criteria methods.  Hodges, D. G., L. Zadnik-Stirn, J. Krc, V. Leban, and S. M. Pezdevsek.  2017.  Interconnecting Forests, Science and People, p. 67, In: Book of Abstracts from 125th Anniversary Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Freiburg, Germany. [Abstract]

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.