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Heather Lee Tyler
Research Microbiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
First report of a gynandromorph of Florilegus condignus (Cresson, 1878) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with notes on phenology and abundance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parys, K.A., Davis, K.A., James, S., Davis, J.B., Tyler, H.L., Griswold, T.L. 2022. First report of a gynandromorph of Florilegus condignus (Cresson, 1878) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with notes on phenology and abundance. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.89.75857.
Single- versus double-species cover crop effects on soil health and yield in Mississippi soybean fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L. 2021. Single- versus double-species cover crop effects on soil health and yield in Mississippi soybean fields. Agronomy. 11:2334. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112334.
Shifts in bacterial community in response to conservation management practices within a soybean production system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L. 2021. Shifts in bacterial community in response to conservation management practices within a soybean production system. Biology and Fertility of Soils. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-021-01550-8.
Foliar dicamba application has no lasting effects on microbial activities in the soybean rhizosphere - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L. 2020. Foliar dicamba application has no lasting effects on microbial activities in the soybean rhizosphere. American Journal of Plant Sciences. (11):1706-1713. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2020.1111122.
Winter cover crops and no till management enhance enzyme activities in soybean field soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L. 2020. Winter cover crops and no till management enhance enzyme activities in soybean field soils. Pedobiologia. 81-82:150666.
Macrophage activation by edible mushrooms is due to the collaborative interaction of toll-like receptor agonists and dectin-1b activating beta glucans derived from colonizing microorganisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, J., Tyler, H.L., Haron, M.H., Jackson, C.R., Pasco, D.S., Pugh, N.D. 2019. Macrophage activation by edible mushrooms is due to the collaborative interaction of toll-like receptor agonists and dectin-1b activating beta glucans derived from colonizing microorganisms. Food & Function. 10:8208-8217.
Bacterial community composition under long-term reduced tillage and no till management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L. 2019. Bacterial community composition under long-term reduced tillage and no till management. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126:1797-1807.
Plant microbiome-dependent immune enhancing action of Echinacea purpurea is enhanced by soil organic matter content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haron, M.H., Tyler, H.L., Chandra, S., Moraes, R.M., Jackson, C.R., Pugh, N.D., Pasco, D.S. 2019. Plant microbiome-dependent immune enhancing action of Echinacea purpurea is enhanced by soil organic matter content. Scientific Reports. 9:136.
Plant microbiome-dependent immune enhancing action of Echinacea purpurea is enhanced by soil organic matter content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haron, M.H., Tyler, H.L., Chandra, S., Moraes, R.M., Jackson, C.R., Pugh, N.D., Pasco, D.S. 2019. Plant microbiome-dependent immune enhancing action of Echinacea purpurea is enhanced by soil organic matter content. Scientific Reports. 9(136):1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36907-x.
Leaf tissue assay for lepidopteran pests of Bt cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Little, N., Mullen, R.M., Allen, K.C., Tyler, H.L. 2017. Leaf tissue assay for lepidopteran pests of Bt cotton. Southwestern Entomologist. 42(4):953-958. https://doi.org/10.3958/059.042.0414.
Effects of weed management on soil ecosystems - ()
Tyler, H.L., Locke, M.A. 2019. Effects of weed management on soil ecosystems. In: Korres, N.E. Burgos, N.R., Duke, S.O., editors. Weed Control: Sustainability Hazards, and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide. Boca Raton, Florida: Taylor & Francis Group. p. 32-61.
Effect of new auxin herbicide formulations on control of herbicide resistant weeds and on microbial activities in the rhizosphere - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nandula, V.K., Tyler, H.L. 2016. Effect of new auxin herbicide formulations on control of herbicide resistant weeds and on microbial activities in the rhizosphere. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 7:2429-2439.
Bacterial components are the major contributors to the macrophage stimulating activity exhibited by extracts of common edible mushrooms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L., Haron, M.H., Pugh, N.D., Jackson, C.R., Pasco, D.S. 2016. Bacterial components are the major contributors to the macrophage stimulating activity exhibited by extracts of common edible mushrooms. Food & Function. 7:4213-4221.
Activities and prevalence of proteobacteria members colonizing Echinacea purpurea fully account for in vitro macrophage activation exhibited by extracts of this botanical - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haron, M.H., Tyler, H.L., Pugh, N.E., Moraes, R.M., Maddox, V.L., Jackson, C.R., Pasco, D.S. 2016. Activities and prevalence of proteobacteria members colonizing Echinacea purpurea fully account for in vitro macrophage activation exhibited by extracts of this botanical. Planta Medica. DOI:10.1055/s-0042-108590.
Impact of conservation land management practices on soil microbial function in an agricultural watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L., Locke, M.A., Moore, M.T., Steinriede Jr, R.W. 2016. Impact of conservation land management practices on soil microbial function in an agricultural watershed. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 71:396-403.
Emerging perspectives on the natural microbiome of fresh produce vegetables - ()
Jackson, C.R., Stone, B.W., Tyler, H.L. 2015. Emerging perspectives on the natural microbiome of fresh produce vegetables. Agriculture. 5:170-187.
Determining potential for microbial atrazine degradation in agricultural drainage ditches Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L., Khalid, S., Jackson, C.R., Moore, M.T. 2013. Determining potential for microbial atrazine degradation in agricultural drainage ditches. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42:828-834.
Seasonal and interspecific nutrient mitigation comparisons of three emergent aquatic macrophytes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, M.T., Kroger, R., Locke, M.A., Tyler, H.L., Cooper, C.M. 2013. Seasonal and interspecific nutrient mitigation comparisons of three emergent aquatic macrophytes. Bioremediation Journal. 17(3):147-158.
Potential for phosphate mitigation from agricultural runoff by three aquatic macrophytes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L., Moore, M.T., Locke, M.A. 2012. Potential for phosphate mitigation from agricultural runoff by three aquatic macrophytes. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223(7):4557-4564.
Influence of three aquatic macrophytes on mitigation of nitrogen species from agricultural runoff - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tyler, H.L., Moore, M.T., Locke, M.A. 2012. Influence of three aquatic macrophytes on mitigation of nitrogen species from agricultural runoff. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223(6):3227-3236.
Agrochemical mitigation of three aquatic macrophytes: implications for ecosystem services - (Abstract Only)