GSMNP & New Species   Rory Nichols
  May 10, 2005 18:16 PDT 


I was listening to a past NPR story
( and it
mentioned that 543 new species have been discovered since 1999 at GSMNP. I'm
sure this has already been discussed on the list but can anybody point me in
the right direction to learn more?

Rory Nichols

"The things you own end up owning you." -Tyler
Re: GSMNP & New Species   Jess Riddle
  May 11, 2005 06:14 PDT 
The new species have been found as a part of the All Taxa Biodiversity
Inventory that, among other tasks, seeks to document all species occurring
in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The projects website,, contains links to an informative
newsletter that often features articles on lesser known taxa, such as
water bears and slime molds.

Jess Riddle