Ecosystem Research

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Mike Black
Research Leader I
Shortleaf pine

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Associate Professor

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

Groups and Facilities

(2 mentions)

Stressors, monitoring, management, and restoration for wetland ecosystems.

(2 mentions)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

(1 mention)

Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.



Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Biodegradable Mulch Team Uses Transdisciplinary Approach to Meet Objectives, 9/16/2015


Recent Publications

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]

Targeting Payments for Ecosystem Services Given Ecological and Economic Objectives Cho, S., M. Soh, B. C. English, T. E. Yu, and C. Boyer.  2019.  Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 100, March 2019, Pages 214-226. [Abstract]

Opposite effects of nitrogen fertilization and plastic film mulching on crop N and P stoichiometry in a temperate agroecosystem Ding, F., S. Li, X. Lu, F. A. Dijkstra, S. M. Schaeffer, T. An, J. Pei, and J. Wang.  2019.  Journal of Plant Ecology.

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]

Differential impacts of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) on native ash-dominated ecosystems in Eastern North America Granger, J. J., J. M. Zobel, and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Forest Science, XX(XX): 1-11. (Published online October 18, 2019).

Differential impacts of emerald ash borer on native ash-dominated ecosystems.  Granger, J. J., J. M. Zobel, and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Oral Presentation, Society of American Foresters National Convention, 30 October-3 November; Louisville, KY.

Prescribed fire effects on wildlife in eastern oak ecosystems.  Harper, C. A., W. M. Ford, M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and M. C. Stambaugh.  2019.  USDA Forest Service Gen Tech Report.

When Worlds Collide: Relationships Between the Life Cycle of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches and Ecosystems.  Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, A. F. Astner, M. English, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, S. V. Pingali, M. Flury, H. Y. Sintim, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, and S. Bandpadhyay.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019 (other coauthors: H. M. O'Neill, B.R. Evans, V.S. Urban, C. Miles, S. Ghimire, M. Flury, and H.Y. Sintim). [Abstract]

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, J. M. DeBruyn, S. Bandopadhyay, S. M. Schaeffer, M. English, S. Ghimire, C. Miles, M. Flury, and H. Y. Sintim.  2019.  Polymers for Agri-Food Applications, Gutierrez, T.J. (Editor), Berlin, Springer Nature, pp. 183-213. [Abstract]

Using national forest inventory data to assess ecosystem service levels on public and private ownerships Hodges, D. G.  2019.  Presented at: A Century of National Forest Inventories – Informing Past, Present and Future Decision, May 19 – 23, Sundvolden, Norway.

Utilizing multi-criteria decision analysis to assess tradeoffs between ecosystem services: alternative approaches and potential contributions Hodges, D. G., and L. Zadnik-Stirn.  2019.  Proceedings of the 25th IUFRO World Congress, Brazili v. 39, e201902043, Special issue., Curitiba, Brazil. September 29 - October 5. page 394.

Wildlife response to oak ecosystem restoration.  Keyser, P. D., D. A. Buehler, C. A. Harper, and C. Kwit.  2019.  USDA Forest Service Gen Tech Report.