Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences Experts

Rusty Rhea

United States Department of Agriculture
Pacific Southwest Research Station
United States of America


R&D Affiliations: Southern Research Station Station Headquarters - Asheville, NC

Research Interest

Environmental Biology


  • Miniat, Chelcy F.; Zeitlow, David; Brantley, Steven T.; Mayfield, Albert (Bud); Rhea, Rusty; Jetton, Robert; Arnold, Paul. . 2016. Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) to biological control and silvicultural release: implications for hemlock restoration.

  • Wiggins, Gregory J.; Grant, Jerome F.; Rhea, Rusty; Mayfield, Albert (Bud); Hakeem, Abdul; Lambdin, Paris L.; Galloway, A. B. Lamb. 2016. Emergence, seasonality, and hybridization of Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), an introduced predator of hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), in the Tennessee Appalachians.

  • Brantley, Steven T.; Mayfield, Albert (Bud); Jetton, Robert M.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Zietlow, David R.; Brown, Cindi L.; Rhea, Rusty. 2017. Elevated light levels reduce hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and improve carbon balance of infested eastern hemlock seedlings.

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