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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

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

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
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



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


1 mention

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

Best Management Practices for Livestock Production and Operations in Karst Areas.  Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication. [More]

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, C. E. Sams, F. Chen, V. R. Sykes, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [More]

Standard reclamation practice at post-mining chronosequences across the USA leads to fast recovery of C and N in soil organic matter fractions.  Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, M. Pivokonsky, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2017.  Environmental Management. [More]

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [More]

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Chicken Adipose Tissue: Dual Purpose Benefit for Human Obesity and Poultry Production.  Beckford, R. C., E. Tague, S. R. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Current Metabolomics, in press. [More]

Maternal consumption of fish oil programs reduced adiposity in broiler chicks Beckford, R. C., S. J. Howard, S. Das, A. Farmer, S. R. Campagna, J. Yu, R. L. Hettich, J. L. Wilson, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7, artilce number 13129. [More]

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [More]

Cation exchange processes involving the agricultural antibiotic tylosin in soil and soil minerals.  Call, J. J.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Effect of multispecies cover crop mixture on soil properties and crop yield Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, F. R. Walker, N. S. Eash, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 2:170030.

Effect of different cover crop species on soil and water quality.  Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, M. J. Buschermohle, and F. R. Walker.  2017.  26th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. April 5-7. Burns, TN.

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. [More]

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: 11001109.