Environmental Research


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Personnel

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

Christopher D. Clark
Professor
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Michael E. Essington
Professor
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

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

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

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

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

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

Martha W. Keel
Professor

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

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

Terri L. Quillin
Extension Assistant
Environmental Education

Mark A. Radosevich
Professor
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Professor
Turfgrass science and management

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Associate Professor
Biogeochemistry

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Hydrology

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

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

Daniel C. Yoder
Professor
Soil and water engineering

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

 

News

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Researchers Use Genomics and Citizen Science to Determine Migration History of Invasive Butterfly, 9/11/2019

Patent Issued to UT Researchers for Development of Sustainable Food Packaging Alternative from Soy Oil, 9/9/2019

Nanocelluloses: A Sustainable Solution to Combat Ice Recrystallization on Frozen Food, 7/11/2019

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

Video


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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

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E.D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, K. Ash, D. A. Malagon, B. Augustino, R. Kumar, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Gate-to-gate environmental life cycle assessment of hardwood lumber production in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, T. Ahmad, A. Serafino, and A. M. Taylor.  2020.  International Journal of Global Warming.

Incubation temperatures and intestinal length, are they telling us something about sea turtle hatchling survival?.  Miller, D. L., J. McKeever, A. Reeves, A. Lolava, and J. Wyneken.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedine, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Novel Methodology to Form Micro- and Nano-Plastics from Agricultural Plastic Materials and their Dimensional, Thermal, and Chemical Characterization.  A. F. Astner, D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Novel methodology to form micro- and nano-plastics from agricultural plastic materials and their dimensional, thermal and chemical characterization Astner, A. F., D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  Science of the Total Environment, 685: 1097-1106. [Abstract]

Identification of a native Bacillus thuringiensis strain from Sri Lanka active against Dipel-resistant Plutella xylostella Baragamaarachchi, R. Y., O. Weerasena, K. H. Lamour, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  PeerJ. [Abstract]

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. C. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV. September, 2019. [Abstract]

Improving identification methods for Tabanus flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) from the southeastern United States using DNA barcoding and environmental niche modeling.  Davis, T.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Anaerobic soil disinfestation: Nutrient cycling and potential environmental impact.  Di Gioia, F., J. Hong, M. Ozores-Hampton, X. Zhao, C. Wilson, J. Thomas, Z. Li, C. Pisani, H. Guo, B. Paudel, D. M. Butler, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2019.  Acta Horticulturae.

Progress and performance of multifunctional perennial bioenergy systems.  Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2019.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, Wiley's International Reviews. [Abstract]