Security Research

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Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Sandra D. (Sandy) Lindsey
IT Analyst IV
Chief Information Security Officer

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Long
Extension Area Specialist III
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey

David S. Stone
Financial Specialist
Financial Specialist

Emily Ruth Urban
Programs Administrator

Groups and Facilities

(8 mentions)

Ag & Food Security 
Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.

(1 mention)

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.


Broken Promises: Food Security Interventions and Rural Livelihood in Ethiopia, 1/14/2020



UTIA Scientists Receive USDA Grant for Two-way Crop Diversification Study, 5/11/2020

Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

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

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017


Recent Publications

Quantitative trait loci and differential gene expression analyses reveal the genetic basis for negatively-associated β-carotene and starch content in hexaploid sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] D. C. Gemenet, G. Pereira, B. De Boeck, J. C. Wood, M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, F. Diaz, V. Ssali RT, M. David, M. N. Kitavi, G. Burgos, T. Z. Felde, M. Ghislain, E. Carey, J. Swanckaert, L. J. M. Coin, Z. Fei, J. P. Hamilton, B. Yada, G. C. Yencho, Z. B. Zeng, R. O. M. Mwanga, A. Khan, W. J. Gruneberg, and C. R. Buell.  2020.  Theor Appl Genet., 133(1):23-36. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Broiler Biosecurity: Willingness to Invest in Proactive Measures for a Severe Disease Event.  Campbell, Victoria  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Ranavirus invasions: 50 years of research- now let's do something about it!.  Gray, M. J.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Effects of Enhanced Efficiency Urea on No-tillage Corn Yields and Profit Larson, J. A., X. Zhou, C. Boyer, X. Yin, M. A. McClure, H. J. Savoy, and M. E. Essington.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 828. [Abstract]

Increasing Charcoal Efficiency for Brooding Broiler Chickens in Rural Rwanda.  Mihelic, R., E. R. Urban, T. Gill, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2019.  African Journal of Poultry Farming, in press. [Abstract]

Microbiomes in Ruminant Protein Production and Food Security Myer, P., B. A. Clemmons, L. Schneider, and T. B. Ault.  2019.  CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources.

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the USDA Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Germplasm Collections Using GBSpoly.  Wadl, P. A., B. A. Olukolu, S. E. Branham, R. L. Jarret, G. C. Yencho, and D. M. Jackson.  2019.  HortScience, 54(9):S410. [Abstract]

Poor biosecurity could lead to disease outbreaks in animal populations Gray, M. J., J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, C. M. Yarber, R. P. Wilkes, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  PLOS ONE,

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56:229-246. Copyright: Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci and genetic diversity analysis for the Ghanaian food security crop Solenostemon rotundifolius (Frafra potato) Hua, L., D. Hadziabdic Guerry, N. Amissah, M. Nowicki, S. Boggess, M. E. Staton, N. Teng, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  African Journal of Biotechnology, 17 (47), 1352-1357. [Abstract]

Research Summary Health Challenges and Food Insecurity in Rural, Low-Income Families.  Johnson, K. B., and A. A. Berry.  2018.  Report.

Rural, low-income families' quest for income security: It takes more than a paycheck.  Mammen, S., A. A. Berry, C. Bird, and K. Chandler.  2018.  Family Science Review Vol. 22 Issue 1.