Scientists consider the GSMNP to be one of the most biodiverse locations in North America. In the midst of such species richness, DLIA conducts an ongoing project to inventory all species that exist in the Park. The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) seeks to catalog the estimated 60,000-80,000 species living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The project continues to develop reports, maps, databases, GIS tools, and natural history profiles that describe the biology of this rich landscape. These tools enhance park management and provide information to a wide audience in an effort to promote science and conservation of biodiversity.
Research partners will present at the annual GSMNP Science Colloquium on a variety of topics of research in the park. These may include:
- Wildlife diseases
- Weather, especially precipitation
- Louisiana Waterthrush
- Climate & vegetation change
- Black bears & wildfire
We hope to see you there!!
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