Analysis by NIMBioS researchers suggests that the majority of bacteria in mice subjects are actively replicating, challenging a widely held notion about a fatal animal disease.
Department of Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries News
The UT Forestry Club/Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters finished strong at the recent Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave at Clemson University.
A UT student belongs to an elite group of US Armed Forces troops whose war efforts in Afghanistan were chronicled in a major motion picture.
A UT study on how trees affect water runoff in urban areas is fully under way, thanks in part to students at West High School in Knoxville.
A genus of emerging pathogens Ranavirus is thought to be the potential new culprit causing the decline and extinction of amphibians around the world. A new book by a UT professor provides insight on the viruses and guidance on urgent research directions to address them.
Numerous media outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and Newsweek featured a study by researchers within the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries that found that gold-winged warblers detected a deadly storm and flew south—an ability never before documented in birds. The study is published in the academic journal Current Biology.
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the US Department of Agriculture, a team lead by UT was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000. The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations,” is a multidisciplinary effort coordinated with North Carolina State University to study the impact of trees on storm water management.
Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy, has been named the fifteenth UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. He will serve as Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, based in UT’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a complementary appointment in the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. He begins on June 1.
David Ostermeier, a professor in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries, will talk about environmental challenges associated with the world’s growing population on Friday, September 28, at this week’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research and the general public to learn about science in a way they can understand.
Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly, so quickly identifying them can be crucial to stopping an epidemic. However, current testing for such diseases can take hours and days. But not for much longer. Associate professors Jayne Wu and Shigetoshi Eda have developed a portable device that can be used onsite to detect infectious diseases in people and animals.