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    • Carryover effects of wastewater treatment reduce anuran success 

      Zeitler, Emma; Cecala, Kristen; McGrath, Deborah (University of the South, 2020)
      Constructed wetlands are a potential solution for wetland mitigation and wastewater treatment due to their ability to simultaneously support native species and provide tertiary wastewater treatment. However, they can expose ...
    • Community Perceptions of Aid to the Informal Economy: A Comparison of Cases in Rural Haiti and Cameroon 

      Leveque, Bernice; Ngo, Crystal; McGrath, Deborah; Monteil, Marc (University of the South, 2020)
      The informal economy consists of economic activity not regulated nor protected by a state entity. It plays a vital role in reducing unemployment and stimulating the economies of many countries in the Global South. In ...
    • 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 ...