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2018 Success in Multidisciplinary Research

The Success in Multidisciplinary Research award is given to a team of faculty members in more than one academic college who have succeeded in gaining major external resources and recognition for multidisciplinary research.

Water for Agriculture

Changes in climate, land use, and demand affect the quantity, quality, and availability of water for agriculture and forestry. The Water for Agriculture team, representing UT and four other Tennessee universities, used computer modeling and field tests to predict the effects of changing weather patterns. The team was led by Forbes Walker, associate professor of biosystems engineering and soil science. Other members from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were Professors Michael Bushermohle, Chris Clark, Burton English, Dayton Lambert, and Larry Steckel; Associate Professors Chris Boyer, Shawn Hawkins, Brian Lieb, and Justin Rhinehart; Assistant Professors Andrew Griffith and Aaron Smith; Research Associate Professor Chad Hellwinckel; and Research Scientist Lixia Lambert. Members from the Tickle College of Engineering were Professors Thanos Papanicolaou and John Schwartz; Assistant Professor Jon Hathaway; and Research Assistant Professor Chris Wilson.