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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management


Recent Publications

Microbial community structure is affected by cropping sequences and poultry litter under long-term no-tillage Ashworth, A. J., J. M. DeBruyn, F. L. Allen, M. A. Radosevich, and P. R. Owens.  2017.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 114: 210-219.

Postmortem succession of gut microbial communities in deceased human subjects DeBruyn, J. M., and K. A. Hauther.  2017.  PeerJ 5:e3437.

Microbial taxa distribution is associated with ecological trophic cascades along an elevation gradient.  Yao, F., S. Yang, Z. Wang, X. Wang, J. Ye, J. M. DeBruyn, X. Feng, Y. Jiang, and H. Li.  2017.  Frontiers in Microbiology.

Bioactive chemicals extracted from switchgrass have antimicrobial properties.  Bruce, A.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Vegetation leachate during arctic thaw enhances soil microbial phosphorus.  Buckeridge, K., S. M. Schaeffer, and J. P. Schimel.  2016.  Ecosystems, 19(3):477-489.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Postmortem Hot Spots: Soil Microbial Community Succession below Decomposing Vertebrate Mortalities.  DeBruyn, J. M., K. L. Cobaugh, M. Moats, J. D. Stevens, and S. W. Keenan.  2016.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA-Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 6-9, 2016.

Biodegradable Plastic Agricultural Mulches: Microbial degradation and impacts on soil ecology.  DeBruyn, J. M., S. Bandopadhyay, H. Sintim, M. English, X. Wen, S. M. Schaeffer, M. Flury, and D. G. Hayes.  2016.  China-US Joint Symposium of Environmental Health and Ecological Safety, Yixin, China.

Analysis of the time course of degradation for fully biobased nonwoven agricultural mulches in compost-enriched soil Dharmalingham, S., D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, and R. N. Dunlap.  2016.  Textile Research Journal, 86 (13), 1343-1355.

Biomineralization of atrazine and analysis of 16S rRNA and catabolic genes of atrazine degraders in a former pesticide mixing site and a machinery washing area Douglass, J.F., M. A. Radosevich, and O. H. Tuovinen.  2016.  Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16:2263-2274.

Antimicrobial Efficacy of an Array of Essential Oils Against Lactic Acid Bacteria.  Dunn, L.L., P. M. Davidson, and F. Critzer.  2016.  Journal of Food Science, 81(2): M438-M444.

Spent Microbial Biomass as An Alternative Fertilizer: A Spatial Cost And Optimal Product Mix Analysis.  Eatherly, R., A. Smith, and T. E. Yu.  2016.  Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting, Nashville, TN. November 13-16.