The best bargains for conserving some of the world’s most vulnerable salamanders and other vertebrate species can be found in Central Texas and the Appalachians, according to new conservation tools developed at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
One in five Tennesseans will be 65 or older by 2040 and the state’s population is estimated to grow by more than 1 million people during that same period, according to the 2018–2070 population projections released this week by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business.
In an effort to enhance local conservation efforts and help residents who live in a flood-prone area of the city, three UT faculty members will work with a group of homeowners to install rain gardens in the Edgewood Park neighborhood of Knoxville.
An applied mathematician at UT has developed a partial differential equation model to find the desired flow rate to reduce invasive populations.
As permafrost thaws, microbes break down the newly available carbon in the soil, possibly resulting in a flux of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
When a wildfire obliterates a forest, the first life to rise from the ashes is usually a fungus—one of several species that cannot complete its life cycle without fire.
For a plant to thrive, it needs the help of a friendly fungus—preferably one that will dig its way deep into the cells of the plant’s roots.
The group behind a multi-state project to develop recreational, environmental, and economic opportunities along the Tennessee River will host public events in five communities across Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky throughout July and August.
By acting as gatekeepers, microbes can affect geological processes that move carbon from the earth’s surface into its deep interior, according to a study published in Nature and coauthored by microbiologists at UT.
As much as 70 percent of all earth’s bacteria live underground; that is almost twice as much the volume of all oceans in our planet.
A UT professor and expert known for his work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery efforts has co-authored a report making a series of recommendations to federal agencies on how to safely clean up after spills.
New research by a global team of scientists has resulted in significant strides in ornithological classification and identified possible causes of diversity among modern bird species.