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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

Vegetation response to canopy disturbance and season of burn during oak woodland and savanna restoration in Tennessee.  Vander Yacht, A. L., S. A. Barrioz, P. D. Keyser, C. A. Harper, D. S. Buckley, D. A. Buehler, and R. D. Applegate.  2017.  Forest Ecology and Management, 390:187-202.

Vegetation leachate during arctic thaw enhances soil microbial phosphorus.  Buckeridge, K., S. M. Schaeffer, and J. P. Schimel.  2016.  Ecosystems, 19(3):477-489.

Small scale spatio-temporal variabilities in soil N, leaf N, and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index of cotton.  Yin, X.  2016.  J. Geoscience and Environment Protection, 4:65-74.

Variables associated with nest survival of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) among vegetation communities commonly used for nesting Aldinger, K. R., T. M. Terhune, P. B. Wood, D. A. Buehler, et al.  2015.  Avian Conservation and Ecology, 10(1): 6.

Woody vegetation and soil characteristics of residential forest patches and open spaces along an urban-to-rural gradient Benjamin Reichert, S. R. Jean-Philippe, C. M. Oswalt, J. A. Franklin, and M. A. Radosevich.  2015.  Open Journal of Forestry, 5, 90-104.

Bat, insect prey, and vegetation response to prescribed fire and overstory thinning in hardwood forests of Tennessee.  Cox, M. R.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

Vegetation and soil development in planted pine and naturally regenerated hardwood stands decades after mining.  Frouz, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2015.  Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Forest Restoration Following Surface Mining Disturbance: Challenges and Solutions Macdonald, S. E., S. Landhäusser, J. Skousen, J. Frouz, S. Quideau, and S. Hall., and D. Jacobs.  2015.  New Forests, 46(5-6): 703-732.

Habitat and vegetation variables are not enough when predicting tick populations in southeastern United States Trout Fryxell, R. T., J. E. Moore, M. D. Collins, Y. Kwan, S. R. Jean-Philippe, S. M. Schaeffer, A. Odoi, M. Kennedy, and A. E. Houston.  2015.  PLoS ONE.

Nesting Ecology Of Golden-winged Warblers In Vegetation Communities Resulting From Different NRCS Conservation Practices.  Aldinger, K., D. A. Buehler, et al.  2014.  Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society.

Nesting and Territoriality of Golden-winged Warblers in Vegetation Communities Resulting From Different NRCS Conservation Practices.  Aldinger, K., D. A. Buehler, et al.  2014.  Joint Meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight.

Multi-scale assessment of habitats and stressors influencing stream fish assemblages in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, USA Alford, J. B.  2014.  Hydrobiologia, 738:129-136.