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John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor
Soil fertility and testing

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Darwin L. Newton
State soil scientist

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

John E. Morrison, Jr.
Conservation-agricultur. machine systems

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Eric C. Drumm
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic/sustainable/alternative crops

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Research Professor
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

Thomas J. Sauer
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management


Proposed Oil and Gas Development Research Project, 2/20/2013

UTIA Announces Open House on Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 12/6/2012



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

UT Soil, Plant and Pest Center Upgrades Services, Adds Convenience, 1/13/2017

Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Welcomes New Department Head, 5/30/2016

UTIA Gas and Oil Research Initiative Put on Hold, 9/13/2013

UT Conducts Pre-Proposal Conference for Gas & Oil Research Initiative, 6/21/2013

UT Forms Community Advisory Council for Proposed Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 3/4/2013

Online Q&A for Proposed Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 2/5/2013

UT Soil Scientists Visit Lesotho, 4/17/2007


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There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


Recent Publications

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong or stem termination alleles on soybean seed protein concentration, amino acid composition, and other seed quality and agronomic traits.  Cunicelli, M. J.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Field grown transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology and carbon storage potential DeBruyn, J. M., D. A. Bevard, M. E. Essington, J. Y. McKnight, S. M. Schaeffer, H. Baxter, M. Mazarei, D. G. J. Mann, R. A. Dixon, F. Chen, C. Zhou, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 9: 1100–1109.

The persistence of human DNA in soil following surface decomposition Emmons, A.L., J. M. DeBruyn, A. Z. Mundorff, K. L. Cobaugh, and G. S. Cabana.  2017.  Science and Justice.

Temporal Frequency of Soil Test Information Effects on Returns to Potassium Fertilization in Cotton Production Harmon, X. L., C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, and D. M. Lambert.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49,2: 251-272.

Biomass treatment strategies for thermochemical conversion Liu, Q., S. C. Chmely, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2017.  Energy and Fuels, 31(4):3525-3536.

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Mura, J. D.  2017.  In Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2, Springer.

Development of ‘Ellis’ Soybean with High Soymeal Protein, Resistance to Stem Canker, Southern Root Knot Nematode, and Frogeye Leaf Spot.  Pantalone, V. R., C. Smallwood, and B. D. Fallen.  2017.  Journal of Plant Registrations.

Scalable and Tunable Carbide-Phosphide Composite Catalyst System for the Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Regmi, Y. N., B. R. Rogers, N. Labbe, and S. C. Chmely.  2017.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Kentucky bluegrass divot resistance as affected by cultivar, trinexapac-ethyl, and soil cultivation.  Serensits, T. J., A. S. McNitt, and J. T. Brosnan.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9.

Pot binding may be common occurrence confounding plant phenotype: Theoretical derivation and experimental observations' T.R. Sinclair, A. Manandhar, A. Shekoofa, P. Rosas-Anderson, L. Bagherzadi, R. Schoppach, W. Sadok, and T.W. Rufty.  Thomas R. Sinclair  2017.  Planta, January 2017.

Arbuscular mycorrhiza formation and its function under elevated atmospheric O3: A meta-analysis.  Wang, Shuguang, R. M. Augé, and H. D. Toler.  2017.  Environmental Pollution, 226: 104-117.

Fungal communities in rhizosphere soil under conservation tillage shift in response to plant growth Wang, Z., T. Li, X. Wen, Y. Liu, J. Han, Y. Llao, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2017.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 8:1301.