Invasive Research


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Personnel

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Long
Extension Area Specialist III
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Josť J. (Javi) Vargas
Research Associate II
Horticultural & Invasive Weed Management

Jacqueline C. (Jacqui) Whittemore
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

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


 

News

Researchers Use Genomics and Citizen Science to Determine Migration History of Invasive Butterfly, 9/11/2019

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

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Video


(1 mention)

River Cleanup 
Agriculture students worked to clean up the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries of plant growth and trash.



(1 mention)

Weed Progress 
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.


 

Recent Publications

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) chytridiomycosis itís not just for salamanders!.  Towe, A., M. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. Bajo, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Supercolonial structure of invasive populations of the tawny crazy ant Nylanderia fulva in the USA Eyer, P., B. McDowell, L. Johnson, E. LeBrun, L. Calcaterra, D. D. Shoemaker, R. Puckett, and E. Vargo.  2019.  BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18:209.

Ranavirus invasions: 50 years of research- now let's do something about it!.  Gray, M. J.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Host density and habitat structure influence contact rates and transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Gray, M. J., D. A. Malagon, L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, J. A. Fordyce, E. D. Carter, A. C. Peterson, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV. September, 2019. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., E. D. Carter, L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Host density and habitat structure influence contact rates and transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Malagon, D. A., L. A. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., L. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Black Mountain, NC. [Abstract]

Role of Density and Habitat Structure on Eastern Newt Contact Rates and Pathogen Transmission.  Malagon, D. A., L. Melara, O. F. Prosper, S. Lenhart, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Gatlinburg, TN. [Abstract]

A highly invasive chimeric ranavirus can decimate tadpole populations rapidly through multiple transmission pathways Peace, A., S. M. O'Regan, J. A. Spatz, P. N. Reilly, R. D. Hill, E. D. Carter, R. P. Wilkes, T. B. Waltzek, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Ecological Modeling, 410: 108777. [Abstract]

Bee community preference for an invasive thistle associated with higher pollen protein content.  Russo, L. A., A. D. Vaudo, C. J. Fisher, C. M. Grozinger, and K. Shea.  2019.  Oecologia Oikos, 190:901-912.

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis).  Towe, A. E., M. J. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]

Genetic diversity and Wolbachia infection patterns in a globally distributed invasive ant Tseng, S.-P., J. Wetterer, A. Suarez, C. Y. Lee, T. Yoshimura, D. D. Shoemaker, and C. C. Yang.  2019.  Frontiers in Genetics.