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


 

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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.


 

Recent Publications

Phytosanitary wood treatments for TCD and nursery stock colonization by the walnut twig beetle.  Audley, J., S. W. Myers, A. M. Taylor, W. E. Klingeman, S. W. Fraedrich, P. Merten, R. Camp, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN.

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.

Trapping methods for walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, during the height of population density in eastern Tennessee.  Bray, A., J. B. Oliver, W. E. Klingeman, and N. N. Youssef.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Susceptibility of the walnut twig beetle to pathogenic fungi.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, J. Juzwik, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of Thousand Cankers Disease.  Ginzel, M., B. Blood, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Juzwik, J. Couture, and W. E. Klingeman.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Trap style, bait, and height deployments in black walnut tree canopies help inform monitoring strategies for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Klingeman, W. E., A. M. Bray, J. B. Oliver, C. M. Ranger, and D. M. Palmquist.  2017.  Environmental Entomology.

Fungi associated with insect galleries and lesions in branches of TCD-impacted walnut and Geosmithia species diversity on field-collected beetles.  Klingeman, W. E., K. Chahal, R. Gazis, S. Seybold, A. Graves, M. T. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Mortality and reduced brood production in walnut twig beetles, Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), following exposure to commercial strains of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum.  Mayfield, A. E., M. H. Griggs, R. Camp, B. Mudder, A. M. Taylor, and J. D. Vandenburg.  2017.  Biological Control, 114(2017) 79-86.

Genetic diversity and spatial structure of the Walnut Twig Beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, the vector of Thousand Cankers in USA and Europe.  Oren, E., W. E. Klingeman, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Faccoli, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 2017.

Vectors on the move: Population structure and genetic diversity of walnut twig beetles.  Oren, E., W. E. Klingeman, P. L. Lambdin, J. K. Moulton, J. Pscheidt, W. Crenshaw, M. Faccoli, M. Ginzel, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Insecticide Dip Treatments to Prevent Walnut Twig Beetle Colonization of Black Walnut Logs.  Audley, J., A. M. Taylor, W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, and S. W. Myers.  2016.  Forest Products Journal, 66(3/4):233240.

Virulence of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum against the walnut twig beetle and impact on brood.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, R. Camp, A. M. Taylor, B. Mudder, and A. Mayfield.  2016.  27th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, MD, from Jan. 12-15.