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Project Type:
Park Backlog
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Principal Investigator:
Dr. Karen Hughes
Project Summary:

A Mycoblitz was conducted in the Summer of 2004 to collect macrofungi fruiting bodies for identification and inventory. The collections were made by Mycology experts from around the world.

Dr. Hugh

Dr. Petersen

Dr. Lodge

All fungal collections were collected by hand using a random walk approach along trails. Fungi, except for polypores, never fruit in the same place and for the most part, represent ephemeral fruitbodies (mushrooms) that erupt after a rain then disappear. Collectors took these fruitbodies but did not disturb the underground hidden fungal mycelia and so do not damage the fungus.

(Part of email correspondence of Primary Investigator)

Collectors List: CollectorList.pdf

Family Count Graph: FamilyCountAcGraph.pdf

Project Information: ProjectInfo.pdf

Species Ranking: SpeciesDistributionRanking.pdf

Species Report: Taxonomy.pdf

Upper Taxa List: UpperTaxa.pdf

Principal Investigator

PI Name:  Dr. Karen Hughes

PI Organization:  University of Tennessee

Co-investigator #1

Co-PI Name:  Dr. Ron Petersen

Co-PI Organization:  University of Tennessee

Co-investigator #2

Co-PI Name:  Dr. Jean Lodge

Co-PI Organization:  US Forestry Service

Corporate Sponsors