Tree Research


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Personnel

David S Buckley
Professor
Forest ecology and silviculture

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

David W. Lockwood
Professor
Tree fruits and nuts

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Events

Cotton Focus Held at DoubleTree Hotel, 2/12/2015

 

News

Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

White Oak on the UTIA Indian Mound Listed as an Historic Tree, 10/15/2018

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

Video


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Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.



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Forestry Audit 
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.



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Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.


 

Recent Publications

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) chytridiomycosis itís not just for salamanders!.  Towe, A., M. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. Bajo, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) chytridiomycosis itís not just for salamanders!.  Towe, A., M. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. Bajo, and D. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Influence of Microtopography and Soil Treatments on Tree Establishment on a Reclaimed Quarry Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Forests, 10(7), 597; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10070597. [Abstract]

Tree Response to Soil Treatments on Quarry Overburden.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Big Sky, MT., June 3Ė7, 2019. [Abstract]

Establishing small trees and shrubs on mined lands using the forestry reclamation approach.  Skousen, J., A. Monteleone, M. Tyree, R. Swab, J. Groninger, M. Adams, D. S. Buckley, P. Wood, R. Williams, S. Eggerud, P. Angel, and C. Zipper.  2019.  Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, Forest Reclamation Advisory No. 18. 9 P.

Investigating the hydrologic and water quality performance of trees in bioretention mesocosms Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, and J. A. Franklin.  2019.  Journal of Hydrology, 576:65-71. [Abstract]

Suspended pavement systems as opportunities for subsurface bioretention Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and E. Kuehler.  2019.  Ecological Engineering, 134: 39-46. [Abstract]

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis).  Towe, A. E., M. J. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]

Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome A. Cohanim, E. Amsalem, R. Saad, D. D. Shoemaker, and E. Privman.  2018.  Genome Biology and Evolution, 10: 2947-2960. [Abstract]

Negative Interactions between Tree Seedlings and Non-Native Grasses in a Restoration Setting: Getting to the Root of the Problem.  Aldrovandi, M.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

The Influence of Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]