Knox County Research

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Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Heather Kyle-Harmon
Extension Agent



(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

Aedes albopictus oviposits with other Aedes species in artificial oviposition cups: a case study in Knox county, Tennessee, U.S.A.  Dixson, A., R. N. Jackson, R. D. Rowe, R. Nease, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2020.  Journal of Vector Ecology, ahead of print (in press).

Modeling the average population of La Crosse vectors in Knox County, Tennessee Ghatak, M., J. Urcuyo, P. Wise, R. T. Trout Fryxell, and S. Lenhart.  2019.  Letters in Biomathematics., 6(1): 20-31.

Identifying high-risk spatial-temporal clusters and predictors for La Crosse virus vectors: Aedes albopictus (Skuse), Ae. japonicus (Theobald), and Ae. triseriatus (Say) in an endemic area (Knox county, TN).  Rowe, R. D.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Aedes albopictus co-occurs with other Aedes species in artificial oviposition cups: Knox County, TN.  Dixson, A., R. T. Trout Fryxell, R. Nease, and N. Jackson.  2018.  Firefly: Proceedings of the Tennessee Entomological Society.

Confirmation of Tapinoma sessile Clades in Knox County Tennessee Using a Novel and Cost-efficient Assay Hall, G., J. G. Chandler, R. T. Trout Fryxell, and K. M. Vail.  2018.  The Proceedings of 2018 National Conference on Urban Entomology and Invasive & Pest Ants Conference.

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.