Endangered Research

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



Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019


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UT engineers create technology to map rivers 
A UT AgResearch professor has developed an underwater video system that, in combination with surface videos, gives a complete picture of the stream.


Recent Publications

Genetic diversity and conservation status of Helianthus verticillatus, an endangered sunflower of the southern United States.  Edwards, T. P., R. N. Trigiano, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, C. R. Wyman, P. A. Wadl, and D. Hadziabdic Guerry.  2020.  Frontiers in Genetics.

Evaluation of Severity and Factors Contributing to Foot Lesions in Endangered Ozark Hellbenders, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi.  Hardman, R. H., K. Irwin, W. Sutton, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Veterinary Experimental and Diagnostic Pathology, topic Hea.

Initiating surveillance for the pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, in highland Costa Rican salamander populations.  Adams, H., S. M. Hernandez, M. Yabsley, M. J. Gray, and S. Connelly.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. [Abstract]

Lesion Severity and Associated Skin Health Parameters in Endangered Ozark Hellbender.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, K. J. Irwin, G. LeCleir, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  The 2019 Wildlife Disease Association International Conference, Tahoe City, CA, August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]

Population structure and genetic diversity within the endangered species Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae) A.E. Hatmaker, P. A. Wadl, M. E. Staton, A. Dattilo, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Rinehart, E. Schilling, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Frontiers of Plant Science, 9:943.

Public attitudes toward threatened and endangered species and management options in the Southeastern United States Ridgers, Kyle, and A. S. Willcox.  2018.  Biological Conservation, 227 (104-111).

A Simplified Technique for Counting Eriophyid Mites on Roses that are Endangered by Rose Rosette Disease Collins, S. B., K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, Q. Cheng, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 6, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

An Abridged Technique to Determine Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Populations on Roses endangered by Rose Rosette Disease Collins, S. B., K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, Q. Cheng, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  APS Annual Meeting, 458-P, San Antonio, TX, Aug 7.

Identification of probiotic bacteria with antifungal activity in the cutaneous microbiome of endangered Tennessee bats.  Grisnik, M., J. P. Munafo, D. Istvanko, J. Campbell, C. Simpson, D. Thames, C. Holliday, and D. Walker.  2017.  Mycological Society of America.

Common influences on the success of habitat conservation planning under the Endangered Species Act Rodgers, K., A. S. Willcox, and E. V. Willcox.  2017.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife. [Abstract]

Pollination of Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae), a rare endangered perennial endemic to southeastern Tennessee.  Skinner, J. A., P. A. Moore, W. E. Klingeman, and P. A. Wadl.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus, at two sites in Georgia.  Trigiano, R. N., T. P. Edwards, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, and M. Hodges.  2017.  HortScience, 52(9): S167-168. American Society for Horticultural Science, September 19-22, Waikoloa, HI.