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  • Fate of Farmland and Forest in Rural Tennessee 

    Gray, Mary Bruce; Hinkle, Megan; Merrill, Haley; McGrath, Deborah; Smith, Ken; Willis, Kevin (2006-04-28)
    Dunlap, TN is located in the Sequatchie Valley (Figure 1), and mining, timbering, and farming once sustained its economy. Currently, the townspeople actively recruit industry to boost employment and revenue. Recently, ...
  • Oak Regeneration in the Lake O'Donnell Watershed 

    Wolford, Deana; Smith, Ken; McGrath, Deborah; Nunley, Nicole (2010-04-15)
    Previous studies have examined the effects of thinning and fire on oak regeneration, and changes in oak-hickory forests are related to shifts in the fire disturbance regime and shade cast by mid- and understory vegetation ...
  • Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater in Streams Draining a Forested Watershed on the Cumberland Plateau 

    Teasley, Erica; Bennett, Julie; Crider, Callie; McGrath, Deborah; Smith, Ken (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Research has increasingly focused on the excretion of pharmaceuticals into the environment through wastewater effluent. Wastewater treatment at the Sewanee Utility District involves biodegradation of sewage passing through ...
  • Vernal Pools II: The Influence of Road Salt on Benthic Vernal Pool Communities 

    Dienzo, Patrick; Hayes, Sierra; Vestal, Patrick; McGrath, Deborah; Patel, Ripal (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Vernal pools are temporal bodies of water that provide habitat free of fish predators for diverse microinvertebrate communities, including microcrustaceans,such as fairy shrimp and copepods. Studies have shown that proximity ...
  • Vernal Pools III: Phenology of Spotted Salamander Egg Laying 

    Wakefield, Katherine; Sadler, Callie; Bui, Thao; Higdon, Alexandria; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Ephemeral ponds serve as predator-free habitat for larvae of several amphibian species that would otherwise be consumed by fish. These temporary pools also contain a variety of crustaceans that provide food for growing ...
  • Vernal Pools IV: Effects of Depth and Temperature on Pelagic Community Composition 

    Teasley, Erica; Hazelhoff, Ian; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2011-04-29)
    Vernal pools, in broad terms, are rain-fed wetlands that develop in shallow depressions over impervious surfaces (Keeley and Zelder 1998) and are a hot spot for invertebrate, salamander, and bird diversity (Scheffers, et ...