Vegetation Research


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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.



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Urban Forestry 
Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas.


 

Recent Publications

Fast accrual of C and N in soil organic matter fractions following post-mining reclamation across the USA Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, S. Angst, M. Pivokonskýc, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Management. [Abstract]

The Influence 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]

Vegetation and Fuel Dynamics During Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Mid-South USA.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  PhD Dissertation, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Keyser, P. D., W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2018.  Forest Science.

When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Soybeans Steckel, L. E., and G. Rowsey.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 6/6/18.

When Sensitive Vegetation is Downwind from DT Cotton Steckel, L. E., and G. Rowsey.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 6/5/18.

The Health of Trees in Bioretention: A Survey and Analysis of Influential Variables.  Tirpak, A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and A. Khojandi.  2018.  Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. [Abstract]

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. [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.

Cotton Canopy NDVI: Reducing the Plant Population Effect Marisol, R. P., P. B. Allen, R. S. Freeland, and J. B. Wilkerson.  2017.  TRANSACTIONS of the ASABE, 60(2), 293-301. [Abstract]

Utilization of Spent Microbial Biomass as an Alternative Crop Nitrogen Source Sullivan, C. T., R. Mattingly Harman, N. S. Eash, J. Zahn, F. R. Walker, J. Goddard, A. M. Saxton, D. M. Lambert, D. McIntosh, R. S. Freeland, W. E. Hart, and J. E. Morrison.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Agron. J. 109:1870–1879 (2017). [Abstract]

Investigating the adult ixodid tick populations and their associated Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia bacteria at a Rocky Mountain spotted fever hotspot in western Tennessee Trout Fryxell, R. T., B. M. Hendricks, K. Pompo, S. E. Mays, D. J. Paulsen, D. Operario, and A. E. Houston.  2017.  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 17(8):527-538. [Abstract]