Invertebrate Research

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

Groups and Facilities

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Stressors, monitoring, management, and restoration for wetland ecosystems.



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Many bird species migrate to Tennessee from Canada, and take up residence on our wetlands. We are researching the importance of mudflats and how that habitat impacts shorebirds.


Recent Publications

Assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling methods for nonregulatory water quality programs.  McCarty, E.R., R. Nichols, J. McCreadie, and J. F. Grant.  2019.  Journal of Environmental Quality.

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]

Risk assessment of imidacloprid use in forest settings on the aquatic macroinvertebrate community Benton, Elizabeth, J. F. Grant, R. Nichols, J. Webster, J. Schwartz, and J. Bailey.  2017.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(11):3108-3119.

Selective Predation by Reintroduced Juvenile Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Ft. Loudoun Reservoir, Tennessee (USA) Todd M. Amacker, and J. B. Alford.  2017.  Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(10): 1301-1314. [Abstract]

Diet of and Prey Availability for Reintroduced Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Ft. Loudoun Reservoir, Tennessee Amacker, T. M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Impacts of Land Use Disturbance on Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Nolichucky River Watershed Gotwald, Hayley S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Total Mercury and Methylmercury Concentrations of Terrestrial Invertebrates Along Lower East Fork Poplar Creek in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Standish, C. L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Long-term changes in water quality and macroinvertebrate communities of a subtropical river Li, K., C. G. He, J. Zhuang, Z. X. Zhang, H. Y. Xiang, Z. Q. Wang, H. J. Yang, and L. X. Sheng.  2015.  Water, 7, 63-80.

A Comprehensive Evaluation of Benthic Invertebrate Communities in the Emory River, Watts Bar Reservoir, TN.  Suzanne Young  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

Ecosystem Development of a Riparian Restoration Site in West Tennessee.  Gale, P. M., T. Blanchard, E. R. Walker, J. Ruddell, and C. Corley.  2014.  2014 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting. [Abstract]

Rehabilitating Oostanaula Creek: Use of Stream Enhancement and Agricultural BMPs, CFD Modeling, and University Students Neff, K., A. L. Ludwig, J. Schwartz, B. Connell, and F. R. Walker.  2012.  Proceedings. [Abstract]

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Response to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Induced Eastern Hemlock Mortality in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Huddleston, M. D., W. K. Clatterbuck, D. A. Etnier, and J. L. Wilson.  2011.  Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2011 March 19-22, San Juan, PR.