E.C. Bernard and Ulf Scheller in the
Smokies collecting pauropods.
Nematology, Soil Zoology, Basal Hexapods 

Office Location: 155 Plant Biotechnology Building

Office Phone: 865-974-7947

E-mail: ebernard@utk.edu  



Ph.D. University of Georgia, Major: Plant Pathology/Nematology
M.S. Michigan State University, Major: Entomology/Nematology
B.S. Michigan State University, Major: Entomology


Nematode Ecology, Community Structure
Nematode Biodiversity and Systematics
Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Collembola and Protura
Digital Imagery

Research Description:

Our program is directed at composition and interrelationships of soil faunas and their effects on plant health.


Representative Publications 

T.O. Powers, T.O., Bernard, E.C., Harris, T., Higgins, R., Olson, M., Olson, S., Lodema, M., Matczyszyn, J., Mullin, P., Sutton, L. & Powers, K.S. 2016. Species discovery and diversity In Lobocriconema (Criconematidae: Nematoda) and related plant-parasitic nematodes from North American ecoregions. Zootaxa 4085:301‒344.

Bernard, E. C., and G. Phillips. 2015. Replacement names for two nematode junior homonyms. Zootaxa 4052:479‒480.

Bernard, E. C., F. N. Soto-Adames, and J. J. Wynne. 2015. Collembola of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with descriptions of five endemic cave-restricted species. Zootaxa 3949(2):239‒267.

Bernard, E. C., and G. Phillips. 2015. Kleptoparasitic rhabditid and diplogastrid nematodes (Rhabditida) in the intestine of millipeds (Diplopoda). Journal of Nematology 47:223-224. (Abstract)

Phillips, G., E. C. Bernard, and R. M. Shelley. 2015. Kleptoparasitic nematodes of diplopods in North America and potential pathogenic effects. Journal of Nematology 47:262-263. (Abstract)

Qian, C., Y. Dong, E. C. Bernard, and H. Sun. 2015. Records of Pauropoda (Pauropodidae, Brachypauropodidae, Eurypauropodidae, Sphaeropauropodidae) from China, with a key to the species and descriptions of three new species of

Decapauropus. Zootaxa 4006(3):521‒539.

Smith, C. L., J. K. Moulton, and E. C. Bernard. 2015. European springtails Orchesella cincta (L.) and O. villosa (L.) (Collembola: Entomobryidae): Vagabond species of the Nearctic region. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 48(3-4): 103‒110.

Whitlock, K. J., E. C. Bernard, and T. O. Powers. 2015. Geographic distribution and genetic diversity of Bakernema inaequale. Journal of Nematology 47:277. (Abstract)

Shrubovych, J. & J. Rusek, J. Smykla & E.C. Bernard. 2015. Review of North American Verrucoentomon species (Protura: Acerentomidae, Nipponentominae), with a key to the species of the related genus Imadateiella Rusek. Florida Entomologist 98(1):215-222.  

Bernard, E.C. 2015. Redescriptions of Hypogastruridae and Onychiuridae (Collembola) described by David L. Wray. Zootaxa 3918(3):301‒338.

Bernard, E. C.  2014.  Katianna maryae n. sp. (Collembola: Katiannidae), a southern Appalachian species of a Gondwanan genus.  Zootaxa, Vol. 3754(2): 148-158.

Powers, T. O., E. C. Bernard, T. Harris, R. Higgins, M. Olsen, M. Lodema, P. Mullin, L. Sutton, and K. S. Powers.  2014.  COI haplotype groups in Mesocriconema (Nematoda: Criconematidae) and their morphospecies associations.  Zootaxa, Vol. 3827(2): 101-146.

Shelley, R. M., G. J. Phillips, and E. C. Bernard.  2014.  A third species of the endemic Floridian milliped genus Floridobolus Causey, 1957 (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae: Floridobolinae).  Insecta Mundi, Vol. 0399: 1-8.

Shrubovych, J., J. Rusek, and E. C. Bernard.  2014.  Revision of Nosekiella Rusek (Protura: Acerentomidae, Nipponentominae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol. 107(4): 721-727.

Shrubovych, J., J. Rusek, and E. C. Bernard.  2014.  Revision of Vesiculentomon, Nosekientomon n. g. (Protura: Acerentomidae, Nipponentominae), and a key to genera of Nipponentominae.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol. 107(1): 74-80.

Shrubovych, J., J. Rusek, J. Smykla, and E. C. Bernard.  2014.  Review of Alaskaentomon Nosek (Protura: Acerentomidae, Nipponentominae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107(4): 728-733.

Wynne, J. J., E. C. Bernard, F. G. Howarth, S. Sommer, F. N. Soto-Adames, S. Taiti, E. L. Mockford, M. Horrocks, L. Pakarati, and V. Pakarati-Hotus.  2014.  Disturbance relicts in a rapidly changing world: The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) factor.  BioScience, Vol. 64(8): 711-7

Razi, S., M. Laamari, S. Ouamen, and E. C. Bernard.  2013.  Thysanoptera survey on Vicia faba (broad bean) in the arid Biskra region of Algeria.  Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, Vol. 4(3):268-274.

Shrubovych, J., and E. C. Bernard.  2013.  Review of Tuxenentulus and Fjellbergella species (Protura: Acerentomidae, Acerentominae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Vol. 106:673-683.

Donald, P., R. Heinz, E. C. Bernard, D. Hershman, D. D. Hensley, S. Flint-Garcia, and R. Joost.  2012.  Distribution, host status and potential sources of resistance to Vittatidera zeaphila.  Nematropica, Vol. 42:91-95.

Shrubovych, J., and E. C. Bernard.  2012.  Two new species of Verrucoentomon Rusek (Protura: Acerentomidae, Nipponentominae) and a key to species.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105:628-637.


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