Tennessee Research

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Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Graham J. Hickling
Associate Professor
Wildlife diseases affecting humans

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

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

Martha W. Keel

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Scott D. Stewart

Delton C. Gerloff
Professor and Head
Financial management and crops marketing

Robert W. (Rob) Holland

Tammy L. McKinley
IT Administrator III

Madhu Dhar
Research Associate Professor

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Shasta L. Hubbs
Extension Assistant I
Coordinator of Farm-to-Market program

Tiffany Lee Mullins Howard
Director of Advancement

Michele Sides
Director of Advancement

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Deborah A. (Debbie) Hampstead
OSP Director

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

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Heather Sedges Wallace
Assistant Professor
Human Development State Specialist

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Lacey Hubbs Johnston
Equine Behavior, Equitation Science, Nutrition

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Justin Thomas
Extension Agent

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Traci Lynn Stanley
Research Associate II


Grass-Fed Beef Workshop Scheduled for West Tennessee, 8/14/2018

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/12/2017

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/13/2016

Southeast Tennessee Beef Summit, 4/29/2016

Working Together to Improve Health and Well-being in Tennessee, 4/28/2016

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/8/2015

Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods 10 Year Anniversary Program, 4/25/2015

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/9/2014

Tennessee Cow/Calf Conference, 10/8/2014

The Oral Rabies Vaccination Program in Tennessee, 2/5/2014



Researchers Examine Feasibility of a Tennessee Certified Beef Program, 4/27/2018

Tennessee Scientist Works to Increase Crops' Water Saving Potential, 4/19/2018

​Tennessee Students Win National Soil Judging Competition​, 4/17/2018

Help Pick the 10 Plants that Changed Tennessee, 3/12/2018

UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

2017 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 1/18/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

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


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. [Abstract]

Sawmill industry in Tennessee: assessing location pattern changes and their effects on saw-log procurement distribution.  Brandeis, C., and D. G. Hodges.  2018.  Forest Science.

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA.  D. K. Toliver, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems. [Abstract]

Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, an Overview Drumm, E. C.  2018.  Extension web publication W453-A, Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee, edited by Eric C. Drumm, a series of web Extension publications related to caves and karst in Tennessee. [Abstract]

Automatic Section Control Technologies and GPS Auto-Guidance Systems Adoption in Cotton Production.  Edge, Brittani, M. Velandia, C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, D. M. Lambert, R. K. Roberts, B. S. Wilson, M. J. Buschermohle, B. C. English, R. Rejesus, and L. Falconer.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2018. [Abstract]

Karst Geology in Tennessee Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication W453-C. [Abstract]

Reconstructing nutrient hotspots in time: insights from the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee.  Keenan, S. W., C. Widga, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2018.  2018 Southeastern Section Meeting, Geological Society of America, Knoxville, TN.

Nutrient hotspots through time: a field guide to modern and fossil taphonomy in east Tennessee.  Keenan, S. W., C. Widga, J. M. DeBruyn, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2018.  Geology at Every Scale: Field Excursions for the 2018 GSA Southeastern Meeting in Knoxville, TN, Engel, A.S. and Hatcher, R.D. Jr, eds.

First report of powdery mildew on rescuegrass (Bromus catharticus) caused by Blumeria graminis in Tennessee Klingeman, W. E., E. C. Bernard, S. L. Boggess, G. M. Pietsch, J. T. Brosnan, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease, 102:449.

A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of thousand cankers disease Oren, E, W. E. Klingeman, R. Gazis, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Coggeshall, J. Hulcr, S. Seybold, and D. Hadziabdic.  2018.  PlosOne, 13(1): e0185087. [Abstract]

Prospects of wood-based energy alternatives in revitalizing the economy impacted by market decline for traditional forest products: A case study in Middle Tennessee, USA Poudyal, N. C., O. Joshi, A. M. Taylor, and D. G. Hodges.  2018.  Forest Products Journal.

Ten Plants that Changed Tennessee.  Pulte, A. J.  2018.  Tennessee Greentimes.