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C Owen (Owen) Gwathmey
Professor Emeritus, Post-retirement appointment
Crop physiology and agronomy

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

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

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

Groups and Facilities

1 mention

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

1 mention

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.

1 mention

Bioactive Natural Products 
Harnessing this natural 'arsenal' for agriculture and medicine.


Sustainability of Bioenergy, 2/13/2013



UT Professor Explains How Permaculture Can Help us Help Ourselves, 1/18/2012


Recent Publications

Carbon footprint as an environmental sustainability indicator for the particleboard produced in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Environmental Research, 155 (2017) 385–393.

Participatory and multi-criteria analysis for forest (ecosystem) management: a case study of Pohorje, Slovenia Grošelj, P., D. G. Hodges, and L. Zadnik Stirn.  2016.  Forest Policy and Economics, 71(2016): 80-86.

Bioactive Natural Products in Plant Disease Control.  Gwinn, K. D.  2016.  Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Book Series, Elsevier, The Netherlands, A. ur Rahman (editor). Invited Review.

Multi-scale assessment of wildlife sustainability in switchgrass biofuel feedstock production.  Lituma, C., P. D. Keyser, C. Kwit, J. D. Clark, and E. Holcomb.  2016.  International Association for Landscape Ecology Bioenergy Conference, Asheville, NC, April 3-7, 2016 (10 present) INTERNATIONAL.

Opportunities in sustainability: Maize seeders for the developing world and alternative fertilizers in the United States.  Mattingly Harman, R.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Suitability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems Miles, Carol, L. DeVetter, S. Ghimire, and D. G. Hayes.  2016.  HortScience, 52(1):1–6. 2017. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI11249-16.

Utilizing cover crops to improve sustainability of conventional weed management programs.  Montgomery, G.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

The Effect of a Novel Low Temperature-Short Time (LTST) Process to Extend the Shelf-Life of Fluid Milk Myer, P., K. R. Parker, A. T. Kanach, T. Zhu, M. T. Morgan, and B. M. Applegate.  2016.  SpringerPlus.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  Parish, E. S., V. Dale, B. C. English, S. W. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.

Evaluating Financial and Economic Factors Contributing to the Sustainability of Beginning Farms: Evidence from Five Farms in Tennessee and Virginia.  Velandia, M., C. Trejo-Pech, D. Morris, A. L. Wszelaki, K. Niewolny, and L. MacAuley.  2016.  Institute of Agriculture, The Univesity of Tennessee, Extension Publication.

Enhancing the Sustainability of Integrated Biofuel Feedstock Production Systems.  Ashworth, A. J.  2015.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Enhancing the sustainability of lignocellulosic feedstock production systems in the southeast and under intensified climatic change.  Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, P. D. Keyser, J. Weiss, B. West, D. D. Tyler, and A. M. Taylor.  2015.  Sun Grant Conference, Presentation.