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David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

David W. Lockwood
Tree fruits and nuts

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor


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



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

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, 11/3/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


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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.

(1 mention)

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

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of thousand cankers disease Oren, E, W. E. Klingeman, R. Gazis, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Coggeshall, J. Hulcr, S. Seybold, and D. Hadziabdic.  2018.  PlosOne, 13(1): e0185087. [Abstract]

Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82. [Abstract]

Walnut Twig Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Colonization of Eastern Black Walnut Nursery Trees Audley, J., W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, S. Myers, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Journal of Insect Science, 17(3)70;1-9.

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Thousand Cankers Disease: Virulence of Geosmithia morbida isolates and potential alternative vectors of the fungus.  Chahal, Karandeep  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Cows and Trees in New Mexico: Using Cattle Behavior to Inform Piņon Juniper Woodland Management.  Cibils, A. F., C. Black-Rubio, R. L. Wesley, V. J. Prileson, M. N. Sawalhah, R. Endecott, J. T. Mulliniks, M. K. Petersen, S. H. Cox, and R. Dunlap.  2017.  Society of American Foresters.

Tree Health after the 2016 Drought.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  Tennessee Greentimes, Tennessee Greentimes 18(2): 13-15.

Be Sure To Buy Seasoned Firewood; How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  Extension News That You Can Use.

Invasive Green Tree Frogs (Hyla cinerea) Have the Capability of Translocating an Emerging Pathogen in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Cusaac, J. P., E. D. Carter, J. A. Spatz, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2017.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Science Colloquium, Gatlinburg, TN..

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Establishment of planted trees and native vegetation on compacted mine tailings Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Book of Abstracts of the VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration, SER 2017 Linking Science and Practice for a Better World, Poz do Iguassu, Aug. 27-Sep. 1, 2017.