Fauna Research

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

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

Laurel wilt, a new threat to sassafras and northern spicebush and their associated fauna in Tennessee and Kentucky.  Hale, F. A., T. Stackhouse, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, D. J. Paulsen, J. F. Grant, and A. S. Windham.  2019.  Firefly, the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Entomological Society, Nashville, TN.

Effects of soil fauna on cellulose and lignin decomposition of plant litter in the Changbai Mountain, China Ma, C., X. Yin, X. Kou, Z. Wang, Y. Jiang, H. Wang, and E. C. Bernard.  2019.  Environmental Entomology, Vol. 48(3): 592-602.

Does agriculture defaunate plant-pollinator communities?.  Russo, L. A., M. Larkin, S. Mullen, E. Power, D. Stanley, U. Fitzpatrick, and J. Stout.  2019.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting. [Abstract]

First report of the springtail Folsomia diplophthalma (Axelson) (Collembola: Isotomidae) from Iran.  Abdolalizadeh, F., M. Khayrandish, M. Shayanmehr, and E. C. Bernard.  2018.  Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, Vol. 38 (1): 133-136 (in Persian). [Abstract]

Associations Between Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biotic Integrity and Non-Point Source Pollution Estimates in the Nolichucky River Watershed.  Alford, J. B., and H. S. Gotwald.  2018.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. [Abstract]

Reassignment of Western Australia Paracnephia gladiator Moulton & Adler to a new genus, Bunyipellum (Diptera: Simuliidae) Craig, D. A., D. C. Currie, and J. K. Moulton.  2018.  Zootaxa, 4375(3): 341–357. [Abstract]

Facilitating early detection and rapid response: an alert system to combat emerging herpetofaunal diseases Gray, M. J., M. C. Allender, K. H. Haman, R. N. Harris, and D. H. Olson.  2018.  Wildlife Professional, 12:33-35.

Spatial impacts of a multi-individual grave on microbial and microfaunal communities and soil biogeochemistry Keenan, S. W., A. L. Emmons, L. S. Taylor, G. Phillips, A. R. Mason, A. Z. Mundorff, E. C. Bernard, J. Davoren, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2018.  PLoS ONE, 13 (12): e0208845.

The nematofauna of the world’s largest diplopod, Archispirostrepus gigas. Society of Nematology, 57th annual meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 24, 2018.  Phillips, G., and E. C. Bernard.  2018.  Journal of Nematology.

Molecular systematics of Thaumaleidae (Insecta: Diptera): The first phylogeny depicting intergeneric relationships and other taxonomic discoveries.  Pivar, R. J.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Revision of the western Nearctic Androprosopa (Diptera: Thaumaleidae) and descriptions of three new species Pivar, R. J., J. K. Moulton, and B. J. Sinclair.  2018.  Insect Systematics and Evolution. [Abstract]

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.