Grassland Research

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Amanda Joy Ashworth
Research Associate II
Native warm season grasses

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Groups and Facilities

(7 mentions)

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



Examining the Relationship Between Grasslands and Soil Biodiversity, 2/2/2017

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


(2 mentions)

Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.


Recent Publications

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council.  Bates, G. E.  2017.  TCA Cattle Business. Oct.

Improving grassland bird habitat with grazing management.  K. Brazil, and P. D. Keyser.  2017.  Progressive Forage Grower, (37,514), October 2017.

UT studies relationship of grasslands and soil biodiversity, on NIFA-AFRI project.  Keyser, P. D.  2017.  Farm World Magazine, (Feb 13, 2017) interviewed for May 25 article.

Drought length increases microbial biomass and soluble organic matter in a California annual grassland Schaeffer, S. M., C. M. Boot, D. R. Micholett, and J. P. Schimel.  2017.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 115:54-62.

Investigating the adult ixodid tick populations and their associated Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia bacteria at a Rocky Mountain spotted fever hotspot in western Tennessee Trout Fryxell, R. T., B. M. Hendricks, K. Pompo, S. E. Mays, D. J. Paulsen, D. Operario, and A. E. Houston.  2017.  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 17(8):527-538. [Abstract]

Grassland Bird use of Production Stands of Native Grasses in the Mid-South USA.  West, A. S., P. D. Keyser, D. A. Buehler, and J. Morgan.  2017.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology, In prep.

Grassland bird conservation in the Central Hardwoods: How much and where do we implement conservation programs?.  Buehler, D. A., C. M. Lituma, C. Joos, and J. Fitzgerald.  2016.  Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC.

Restoration of Grasslands on Working Landscapes: Pieces Parts and Process.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Mid-South Prairie Symposium, Clarksville, TN, May 25-26, 2016.

Minimal bias in surveys of grassland birds from roadsides.  Lituma, C. M., and D. A. Buehler.  2016.  Condor, 118:715-727.

Comparing conventional and novel methods of tick collection Mays, S., A. E. Houston, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2016.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 30, 123-134. [Abstract]

Resilience and Vulnerability of Carbon Cycling in North American Grasslands.  Pendall, E., L. B. Flanagan, S. Liu, S. DelGrosso, B. ElMaseri, J. Liu, R. T. Conant, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2016.  American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco CA.