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Jennifer Boyd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
Ph.D. - Columbia University
  Jennifer-Boyd@utc.edu
  423-425-5638
  423-425-2285
  317H Holt

Boyd Lab Website

Research interests

As a plant physiological ecologist, I am fascinated by mechanistic processes underlying ecological observations at population, species, and community levels. I am especially intrigued by research applications that focus on global-scale environmental issues with anthropogenic influence, such as climate change, land-use change, biodiversity loss/species conservation, and biological invasions. In my research, I often investigate energy acquistion via photosynthesis as a process fundamental to plant fitness. I also am interested in how efficiently plants construct biomass and utilize shared resources in their environment and in how stress tolerance impacts their performance.

 

Grants/Projects Since 2009

Boyd J (PI), Bonsall M, Hiestand J, Carroll A (co-PIs). Investigating intraspecific variability in energetic responses to climate change toward a mechanistic approach to modeling plant species distributions. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Collaborative Research Initiative for Sponsored Programs. July 2015–June 2016. $7,962

Boyd J. Intraspecific variability of climate change responses of Appalachian plant species. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Research Grant. July 2014–June 2015. $2,808

Boyd J. Investigating intraspecific variability of responses of Appalachian plant species to climate change toward an improved understanding of species migration. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Research and Creative Activity Grant. July 2014–June 2015. $3,861

Boyd J. (PI); Chatzimanolis S, Klug, H, Shaw J, Wilson TP (co-PIs); Potts GE, Spratt HG (major participants). MRI: Acquisition of growth chambers for global change biology research and teaching at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Major Research Instrumentation. January 2014–December 2016. $342,945

Boyd J. Transplantation of Scutellaria montana from Hamilton County Parcel 121 010, TN. S&ME Engineering Consultants. September 2013–August 2014. $5,812

Boyd J. Experiential student research to support the federal protection of a rare and locally endemic orchid species. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, ThinkAchieve Beyond the Classroom program. September 2013–December 2014. $1,470

Boyd JN. How do light and soil moisture availability affect Platanthera integrilabia growth and reproduction? U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. June  2013–December 2015. $10,815

Boyd J. How do light and soil moisture availability affect Platanthera integrilabia growth and reproduction? The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Research Grant. May 2013–December 2014. $2,938

Boyd JN. Monitoring of the large-flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana) in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site (VTS) in Catoosa County, Georgia. The Tennessee Army National Guard. May 2013–September 2013. $18,926

Boyd JN. Invasive species survey and rare species impact assessment in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Sites. Tennessee Army National Guard. January 2013–December 2014. $89,000

Boyd JN, Shaw J. Impacts of large animal herbivory on Scutellaria montana in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site. Tennessee Army National Guard. January 2011–December 2012. $63,455

Shaw J and Boyd J. Monitoring of the large-flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana) in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site (VTS) in Catoosa County, Georgia. The Tennessee Army National Guard. May 2010–April 2011. $17,982

Boyd J, Craddock JH. Comparing the shade tolerance of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut, and their hybrids. The American Chestnut Foundation. September 2009–August 2011. $8,629

Boyd J, Craddock JH. Not made for the shade? Comparing the shade tolerance of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut, and their hybrids. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Faculty Research Grant. May 2009–April 2010. $2,410

Shaw J and Boyd J. Monitoring of the large-flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana) on Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site (VTS) in Catoosa County, Georgia. The Tennessee Army National Guard. May 2009–April 2010. $17,982

Boyd J and Shaw J. Effects of transplantation and prescribed burning on Scutellaria montana in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site. The Tennessee Army National Guard. February 2009–January 2011. $50,180

 

Publications Since 2009

* = Student Author

Sikkema JJ*, Boyd JN (IN PRESS) Impacts of invasive nonnative plant species on the rare forest herb Scutellaria montana. Acta Oecologica.

Benson AR*, Boyd JN. 2014. Individual- and population-level effects of Odocoileus virginianus herbivory on the rare forest herb Scutellaria montana. Global Ecology and Conservation 1: 80-92.

Kile HM*, Shaw J, Boyd JN. 2013. Response of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (large-flowered skullcap) to pre-transplantation burning and canopy thinning. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 99-120.

Kile HM*, Shaw J, Boyd JN. 2011. Relocation success of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (Lamiaceae, large-flowered skullcap) from a proposed highway corridor. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 86: 101–104.           

Boyd, J.N, Xu, C.Y., and K.L. Griffin. 2009. Cost-effectiveness of leaf energy and resource investment of invasive Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) and co-occurring native shrubs. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 2109-2018.

Technical Reports Since 2009

* = Student Author

Boyd J, Benson A, Montgomery C, Hoover D*, Odell J*, Raymond G*, Russo L*. Invasive non-native plant species survey and assessment, Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site, Catoosa County, GA. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. May 2015. 92 pp.

Boyd J, Benson A, Montgomery C, Hoover D*, Odell J*, Raymond G*, Russo L*. Invasive non-native plant species survey and assessment, Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site, Milan, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. June 2015. 93 pp.

Boyd J, Benson A, Montgomery C, Hoover D*, Odell J*, Raymond G*, Russo L*. Invasive non-native plant species survey and assessment, Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site, Smyrna, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. April 2015. 84 pp.

Boyd J, Hoover D*, Majors C*, Odell J*, Parker S*, Raymond G*. Large-flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana) relocation from Hamilton County Parcel 121 010 to the Enterprise South Nature Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Submitted to S&ME Engineering Consultants. October 2013. 9 pp.

Boyd J, Sikkema J*, Hoover D*, Odell J*, Raymond G*. Monitoring of large-flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana) in the Volunteer Training Site, Tennessee Army National Guard, Catoosa Co., Georgia. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. September 2013. 277 pp.

Benson AR*, Shaw J, Boyd J. Impacts of large animal herbivory on Scutellaria montana in the Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Training Site, Catoosa County, GA. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. December 2012. 50 pp.    

Shaw J and Boyd J. Scutellaria montana Chapm. Transplantation monitoring report 2012 Enterprise South Industrial Park, Hamilton County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. June 2012. 18 pp.

Kile HM*, Shaw J, Boyd J. Responses of transplanted Scutellaria montana Chapm. (Lamiaceae, large-flowered skullcap) to canopy thinning and burning. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. September 2011. 32 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Scutellaria montana Chapm. transplantation monitoring report 2011 Enterprise South Industrial Park, Hamilton County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. June 2011. 13 pp.

Shaw J, Boyd J, Kile HM*. Large flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana, Lamiaceae) monitoring 2010 at Volunteer Training Site, Tennessee Army National Guard, Catoosa Co., Georgia. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. May 2011. 232 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Scutellaria montana Chapm. transplantation monitoring report 2009-2010 Enterprise South Industrial Park, Hamilton County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. June 2010. 13 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Scutellaria montana evaluation report May 2010 proposed state industrial access to serve Volkswagen from S.R. 58 to the Enterprise South Industrial Park, Hamilton County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. May 2010. 15 pp.

Shaw J, Boyd J, Kile HM*. Large flowered skullcap (Scutellaria montana, Lamiaceae) monitoring 2009 at Volunteer Training Site, Tennessee Army National Guard, Catoosa Co., Georgia. Submitted to the Tennessee Army National Guard. April 2010. 284 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Plant species of interest report 2009 SR2 Bridge over Nickajack Reservoir, Marion County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. November 2009. 5 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Bog St. John’s Wort (Hypericum adpressum) surveyed at the proposed Marion SR 2 Bridge over Tennessee River site, Marion County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. October 2009. 6 pp.

Shaw J and Boyd J. Scutellaria montana transplantation monitoring report 2009. Enterprise South Industrial Park, Hamilton County, TN. Submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. June 2009. 12 pp.