Knox County Research


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Personnel

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Heather Kyle-Harmon
Extension Agent

 

Video


(2 mentions)

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.



(1 mention)

Astro Turf 
UT researchers team with AstroTurf for safer athletic fields.



(1 mention)

Biofuel Students 
Someday you could go to college and earn a degree in biofuel production. It's an academic major being developed at the UT Institute of Agriculture.



(1 mention)

Wall Gardening 
You obviously need dirt to grow something, but you can also use .... a wall.


 

Recent Publications

Contribution of Agriculture to Knox County, W595.  Hughes, D. W., H. E. Wright, S. Upendram, R. J. Menard, A. Smith, B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  University of Tennessee, Dept of Ag. & Resource Economics.

La Crosse virus vectors are questing and ovipositing after 1700 in Knox county TN Urquhart, C., D. J. Paulsen, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2017.  Journal of American Mosquito Control Association, 33(3): 233-236. [Abstract]

Knoxville Regional Food Hub Feasibility Study. The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture and Knoxville – Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.  Hellwinckel, C. M., and M. Velandia.  2016.  University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture.

Evaluating surveillance methods for arboviral encephalitide vectors Aedes and Culex mosquitoes Urquhart, C., D. J. Paulsen, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2016.  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 32(1): 24-33. [Abstract]

UT Extension impact sheets for selected health programs offered in Knox County, Cumberland County, and Sevier County.  Jarvandi, S.  2015.  UT Extension impact sheets.

ArcGIS Online as a tool to teach global, regional and local water resource issues to middle and high school teachers and students Logan, J., and R. Hanahan.  2015.  Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the Tennessee Geographic Information Council., Burns, TN. Apr 21-23, 2015. [Abstract]

Observations of Cambarus bartonii cavatus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) and ectosymbiotic branchiobdellidans (Annelida: Clitellata) in Cruze Cave, Knox County, Tennessee, USA.  Keenan, S. W., M. L. Niemiller, and B. W. Williams.  2014.  Speleobiology Notes, 6: 55-61.

Identifying Priority Target Areas for the Knoxville-Knox County Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan: Using the Value of Visual Amenity During the Real Estate Boom of 2002–2007 and the Recession of 2008 Chadourne, M.H., S. Cho, and R. K. Roberts.  2013.  The Annals of Regional Science, 50(3):911-934. [Abstract]

Policy and Place: A studio method to understand, evaluate and implement place-appropriate stormwater best practices to satisfy Clean Water Act requirements.  Collett, B. P.  2012.  Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2012, Urbana-Champaign, IL, March 28-31, 2012 – Juried Abstract + Conference Presentation. [Abstract]

Amenity Value and Home Prices: An Examination of the Effects of the Ridge, Slope, and Hillside Protection Taskforce in Knox County, Tennessee.  Chadourne, M. H.  2011.  Master’s Thesis. University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Identifying Priority Target Areas for Knoxville-Knox County Hillside and Ridgetop Protection: Using Value of Visual Amenity During the Real Estate Boom of 2002–2006 and the Recession of 2008 Chadourne, M. H., S. Cho, and R. K. Roberts.  2011.  Published on-line at AgEcon Seearch, Selected poster. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 24-26, 2011. Pittsburgh, PA.

Ridge, Slope, and Hillside Protection Taskforce Projects in Knox County, Tennessee: Costs and Benefits of Reforestation of Target Areas Chadourne, M. H., S. Cho, and R. K. Roberts.  2011.  Published on-line at AgEcon Search, Selected paper. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 24-26, 2011. Pittsburgh, PA.