Fauna Research

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

Sarah W. Keenan
Biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, paleobiology

Groups and Facilities

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


Recent Publications

Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses: Advancing the understanding of the threat of ranaviruses to North American herpetofauna.  Duffus, A. L. J., P. Johnson, V. G. Chinchar, M. J. Gray, and T. B. Waltzek.  2017.  Journal of North American Herpetology, 2017:34-36.

Pathogen surveillance in herpetofaunal populations: guidance on study design, sample collection, biosecurity, and intervention strategies Gray, M. J., A. L. J. Duffus, K. H. Haman, R. N. Harris, M. C. Allender, T. A. Thompson, M. R. Christman, A. Sacerdote-Velat, J. M. Williams, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Herpetological Review, 48:334-351.

Revisionary studies of the Nearctic Dixidae (Diptera): the Dixa inextricata and D. modesta species complexes Moulton, J. K.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30. [Abstract]

Molecular Systematics and New Species of Nearctic Androprosopa Mik (Diptera: Thaumaleidae).  Pivar, R. J., and J. K. Moulton.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30. [Abstract]

Diseases of herpetofauna in Tennessee, what should we be concerned about.  Miller, D. L.  2015.  Annual meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the Wildlife Society Gatlinburg TN March 4-6..

Phylogenetic analysis and revision of the Nearctic Androprosopa Mik (Diptera: Thaumaleidae) with an emphasis on the western species.  Pivar, R. J.  2015.  M.S. Thesis, 1-179. [Abstract]

Records of Pauropoda (Pauropodidae, Brachypauropodidae, Eurypauropodidae, Sphaeropauropodidae) from China, with a key to the species and descriptions of three new species of Decapauropus Qian, C., Y. Dong, E. C. Bernard, and H. Sun.  2015.  Zootaxa, 4006(3):521-539. [Abstract]

Disturbance Relicts in a Rapidly Changing World: The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Factor Wynne, J. J., E. C. Bernard, F. G. Howarth, S. Sommer, F. N. Soto-Adames, S. Taiti, E. L. Mockford, M. Horrocks, L. Pakarati, and V. Pakarati-Hotus.  2014.  BioScience, Vol. 64(8): 711-718. [Abstract]

Soil biota in post-mining sites along a climatic gradient in the USA: simple communities in shortgrass prairie recover faster than complex communities in tallgrass prairie and forest Frouz, J., V. Jílková, T. Cajthaml, V. Pizl, K. Tajovski, L. Hanel, A. Burasova, H. Simacova, K. Kolarikova, J. A. Franklin, J. Nawrot, and J. Groninger.  2013.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 67:212-225. [Abstract]

Wetlands wildlife monitoring and assessment Gray, M. J., M. J. Chamberlain, D. A. Buehler, and W. B. Sutton.  2013.  Wetland Techniques, Volume 2, Pages 265-318 in C. A. Davis and J. T. Anderson, editors. Springer, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA. [Abstract]

Cover Crop Effects on Nutrients, Soil Fauna and Soil Quality.  Tyler, D. D., and P. Donald.  2013.  Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting, Abstracts Society of Nematologists, p. 110. 2013 Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

New species of Blepharicera Macquart (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from eastern North America, with a discussion of the phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of all Nearctic species Jacobson, A.J., G. R. Curler, G. W. Courtney, and J. K. Moulton.  2011.  Systematic Entomology, 36: 768-800. [Abstract]