Human & Animal Health

Step Outside: Prevention and Mitigation of a Dangerous Amphibian Pathogen

In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the US.

Matt Gray, Deb Miller Work to Prevent Amphibian Pathogen Spread

Professors Matt Gray and Deb Miller’s work in the Amphibian Disease Lab centers on preventing the spread of an amphibian pathogen, Bsal, to the United States. Bsal is currently spreading across Europe, and many fear that international pet trade will bring pathogen here. With the Appalachian region being a hotspot for salamander diversity, the Miller-Gray Lab is focused on prevention, detection, and transmission pathways for the pathogen.

Step Outside: Can Native Grasses Benefit Bobwhite Populations?

In this episode, PhD student Doug Mitchell explains how replacing fescue with native warm-season grasses could benefit bobwhite populations across the Southeast.

Kentucky’s John Morgan Selected Director of National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

John Morgan, a recognized name in bobwhite restoration and a leader in the efforts of the 25-state National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI), will become the new director of the University of Tennessee-based NBCI effective Oct. 1. He replaces Don McKenzie, who retired last October.

Step Outside: Elk Reintroduction in East Tennessee

In this episode of Step Outside, we’re taking an interdisciplinary dive into exploring public perceptions, trust, and confidence in Tennessee’s elk reintroduction program with PhD student Cristina Watkins. Listen to…