Tag: ATBI

  1. Scientists discover new salamander species hiding in plain sight

    Scientists discover new salamander species hiding in plain sight Until recently, it was thought that 30 species of salamander live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But a recent article in Bionomia, the international journal devoted to biological naming, announced that what was believed to be one species of salamander has been found to actually consist of at least four distinct species, two of which Read more...
  2. Scientist Uncovers Secret Life of Soil

    Scientist Uncovers Secret Life of Soil Some connections in the vast web of life are little easier to see than others. In the Smokies this time of year, black bears lumber up the swaying branches of native cherry trees to feast on dark, sun-ripened fruit. Wood thrushes swoop down from their perches to snatch fat caterpillars and worms from the forest floor. A hungry snail might Read more...
  3. Discover Life in America Brings Aspiring Naturalists Together for Eco-Adventure

    Discover Life in America Brings Aspiring Naturalists Together for Eco-Adventure By Elly Wells An oncology nurse from Houston. A Charleston-based executive director for a national nonprofit. A retired biology teacher with her daughter and two teenage granddaughters. In total, 15 hikers from diverse backgrounds were gathered together on a mid-April morning, carefully poking up a trail in the Greenbrier area of Great Smoky Read more...
  4. Data Monitoring Protects Species for the Long Haul

    Data Monitoring Protects Species for the Long Haul Most of the scientists on staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park contribute in some way to the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), an ongoing catalog of all Smokies life forms. Managed by nonprofit park partner Discover Life in America in cooperation with park service staff, students, community scientists, and researchers from around Read more...

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