We have gathered below important information that we hope will help you to assist us in the identification of “All Taxa” in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ATBI.
** Please note that park database manager, Michael Kunze, is no longer working at the GSMNP. Kendra Straub has been selected as his successor. At this point, please send data questions to either Kendra Straub or Chuck Cooper. Send data content questions to Becky Nichols. Thank you for your cooperation. **
Critical DLIA/ATBI Grant Program Information:
To be clear … at this point there are no traditional “mini grants” from DLIA, but the Park is still interested in inventorying the high priority organism groups, and expects DLIA to process proposals for special funding. Please submit your proposal to DLIA and we’ll work with the Park on this and get back to you as soon as we can concerning your acceptance.
- Discover Life in America will not offer grants in 2016, but instead, on behalf of the Park, seeks short proposals (200 words or less) that target these Smokies’ ATBI priority groups: Latest Complete Priority Taxa Listing
- Proposal Cover Page
- Download DLIA Standard Entry Spreadsheet Option
(Please do not rearrange the columns during entry.)
- Guidelines for Submitting Data
- Guidelines for Collecting GPS Data
- Listing of Grant Projects
PARK DATABASE – You may note that the park specimen data output application is no longer listed here. If you desire more specific data not seen in this website’s taxa and data projects pages, please contact GSMNP Research Coordinator, Paul Super (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accessory Information Helpful for Park Research:
- Pilot Study Maps and Info
- Park Safety Guidelines
- Latest USGS Topo Maps Covering the Park as of Sept 2016
- Taxonomic Working Groups
- Park Nature and Science Web Page
Park’s Major Watersheds Map
(Park Watersheds List)
- NIMBioS Species Statistics – applies to species found at >= 30 sampling sites in the park (see article reference at bottom for more info)
- Emergency: 911
- Park Communications: 865-436-1294, from 7am-2am.
Park Home Webpage
- Staff of Discover Life in America
Information on ATBI Collection Projects Data
Scott Simmerman, Jingyuan Wang, James Osborne, Kimberly Shook, Jian Huang, William Godsoe and Theodore Simons, “Exploring Similarities Among Many Species Distributions”, Proc. of the Extreme Science and Enginnering Discovery Environment Conference (XSEDE12), pp. 38:1-38:9, Chicago, IL, 2012.