GRSM Most Recent Research Permits

as of 12 January, 2022

Study #, STUDY_TITLE, First Name, Last Name, Institution, PERMIT_ID, Expir. Date, Type

Water, Fish, and Stream Life

GRSM-02158, Genetic Assessment of Reintroduced Brook Trout Populations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2158, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00050, Monitoring of rare fish species in Abrams Creek, Patrick Rakes, Conservation Fisheries, Inc., GRSM-2021-SCI-0050, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01208, Operation and Maintenance of NEON LeConte Creek In-stream and Riparian Infrastructure and Sensor Suite, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecosystem Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1208, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01257, Great Smoky Mountain National Park Monitoring Wells: Proposed Inclusion into the North Carolina Statewide Monitoring Well Network, Susan Laughinghouse, NC Department of Water Resources, GRSM-2020-SCI-1257, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-00844, Ecoregion Reference Stream Monitoring and Watershed Monitoring, Larry Everett, TDEC, GRSM-2021-SCI-0844, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-01118, Stream Monitoring Information Exchange - volunteer benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring, Ann Marie Traylor, Environmental Quality Institute, GRSM-2020-SCI-1118, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-02098, Using Macrosystems Ecology to Develop and Test a Conceptual Framework Presenting Drying as a Fundamental Regulator of Stream Ecosystems, Sam Silknetter, Virginia Tech University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2098, 12/31/2023, research

Soils and Land Ecology/Geology

GRSM-01161, Soil Respiration Monitoring, Erin Canter, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, GRSM-2021-SCI-1161, 12/31/2023, education

Plants

GRSM-02166, The Ecophysiological Impact of Winter Warming on Southern Appalachian Conifers, Rachel Jordan, University of Wisconsin, GRSM-2021-SCI-2166, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02160, Litter Decomposition Across Scales, Fiona Jevon, Yale University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2160, 7/31/2022, research

GRSM-00461, USFS-Southem Research Station-Forest Inventory & Analysis and North Carolina Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis, Don Roach, North Carolina Forest Service, GRSM-2021-SCI-0461, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-00461, USFS-Southem Research Station-Forest Inventory & Analysis and North Carolina Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis, Thomas Rowe, Tennessee Division of Forestry, GRSM-2021-SCI-9461, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-00003, Primeval forest dynamics along the elevation gradient in the Great Smoky Mountains, Richard Busing, North Carolina Botanical Garden, GRSM-2020-SCI-0003, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-01202, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Coarse Downed Wood, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-9202, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01202, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Plant Diversity, Vegetation Structure, Phenology, Litterfall, and Leaf Area Index, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1202, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-00414, Long-term vegetation dynamics in a Great Smoky Mountains NP plot, Erin Tripp, University of Colorado, GRSM-2021-SCI-0414, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-01077, Phenology Monitoring in the Smokies, Paul E. Super, National Park Service, GRSM-2020-SCI-1077, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-02485, How has Climate Change in Conjunction with a Decline in Canopy Cover Altered the Spatial Distributions of Bryophytes Over Time? Eric Shershen, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2485, 5/31/2022, research

GRSM-02127, Rhizome Survival in a Woodland Herb, Joshua Albritton, NPS, GRSM-2021-SCI-2127, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02073, Impacts of Traditional Cherokee Harvesting Techniques on Sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata) Populations in GRSM, TN, Joshua Albritton, NPS, GRSM-2021-SCI-2073, 12/31/2022, research

Mammals

GRSM-02159, Movements and Fates of Relocated Black Bears in Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks, Kristin Botzet, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2159, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02156, Assessing the Feasibility of Using GPS Trackers in Lieu of Satellite Transmitters for Monitoring Wildlife Movements, Aimee Rockhill, Western Carolina University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2156, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02100, Habitat Associations and Den Site Selections of the Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) in Tennessee, Emma Willcox, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2100, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02068, Population Abundance and Growth of Elk in North Carolina, Joe Clark and Jessica Braunstein, USGS/University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2068, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-01233, Otter Spotter in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Erin Canter, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, GRSM-2021-SCI-0002, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-02094, Understanding Range Wide Declines and Persistence of Indiana Bats with White-nose Syndrome, Skylar Hopkins, Virginia Tech University, pending, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-01204, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Small Mammal and Rodent-borne Pathogen Sampling, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1204, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-02129, Assessing the Occurrence, Distribution, and Taxonomic Status of Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) and Eastern Woodrats (Neotoma floridana) in Tennessee, Emma Willcox, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2129, 3/31/2022, research

GRSM-02497, The Stable Isotope Ecology of the Cataloochee Elk Herd: Diet, Mobility, and Environment, Suzanne Birch, University of Georgia, GRSM-2020-SCI-2497, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02009, Genetic Structure and Evolutionary History of Invasive Wild Pigs in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Timothy Smyser, USDA APHIS, GRSM-2021-SCI-2009, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02149, Free-Ranging Black Bear Bloodwork, Serology and Fecal Parasite Investigation, Julie Sheldon, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2021-SCI-2149, 12/31/2022, research

Land Insects, Spiders, etc.

GRSM-2520, Research and Development of a Rapid Approach for Identification of Calliphoridae Species Entomological Forensic Evidence Based on DART-HRMS-derived Chemical Signatures and Chemometrics, Jennifer Rosati, City University of New York, GRSM-2021-SCI-2520, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02045, Arthropods of High Appalachia, Michael Caterino, Clemson University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2045, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02491, Promoting Ground-nesting Bee Abundance: The Nutrition and Health of Solitary Bee Aggregations, Laura Russo, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2020-SCI-2491, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-00069, Discover Life in America Volunteer Project Teams for the ATBI, Todd Witcher, Discover Life in America, GRSM-2022-SCI-0069, 12/31/2022, inventory

GRSM-01200, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Mosquitoes, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2019-SCI-1200, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01201, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Tick Collection, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2019-SCI-1201, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01206, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Ground Beetle Sampling, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2019-SCI-1206, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-01236, Tennessee Butterfly Monitoring Network - Cades Cove Sites, Warren Bielenberg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, GRSM-2021-SCI-1236, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-02090, How Much Biodiversity is There in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM)? Keith Langdon, National Park Service emeritus, GRSM-2022-SCI-2090, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00554, Monarch Butterfly Tagging: Monarch Watch, Erin Canter, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, GRSM-2021-SCI-0554, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-00096, Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lynn Faust, GRSM-2022-SCI-0096, 12/31/2022, research

Fungi, Algae, Lichens, Bacteria

GRSM-02162, Population Genomics of Six Appalachian Lichen Species, Jessica Allen, Eastern Washington University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2162, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02151, Post-fire endophytes of Pinus pungens trees five years after the Chimneys 2 wildfire, Karen Hughes, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2151, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00825, Further Studies of the Lichens and Lichenciolous Fungi of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, James Lendemer, New York Botanical Garden, GRSM-2020-SCI-0825, 12/31/2022, inventory

GRSM-01205, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Biogeochemistry, Microbes, Below-ground Plant Productivity, NRCS Soil Survey, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1205, 12/31/2024, research

Birds

GRSM-02154, Avian Re-surveys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, John Carpenter, North Carolina Division of Wildlife Resources, GRSM-2021-SCI-2154, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02017, Avian Re-surveys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Andrew Laughlin, University of North Carolina at Asheville, GRSM-2020-SCI-2017, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00013, Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Station, Erin Canter, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, GRSM-2022-SCI-0013, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-01203, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Terrestrial Observation System - Breeding Landbird Abundance and Diversity, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1203, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-00823, Conduct the Cades Cove and Newfound Gap Breeding Bird Surveys within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway, Paul Super, National Park Service, GRSM-2022-SCI-0823, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-2020-SCI-2101, Climate Watch Bird Survey Cades Cove, Kathryn Barrow, NPS volunteer, GRSM-2022-SCI-2101, 12/31/2024, monitoring

Amphibians

GRSM-02148, Terrestrial & Aquatic Salamander Responses to Hemlock Imidacloprid Treatments, John Maerz, University of Georgia, pending, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02161, Collaborative Research: MIM: Gut-inhabiting Fungi Influence Structure and Function of Herptile Microbiomes through Horizontal Gene Transfer and Novel Metabolic Function, Donald Walker, Middle Tennessee State University, GRSM-2022-SCI-2161, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00452, Ranavirus surveillance in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Matt Gray, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2020-SCI-0452, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-00031, Long-term monitoring of vernal pond amphibians in the Cades Cove area, Erin Canter, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, GRSM-2021-SCI-0031, 12/31/2023, monitoring

GRSM-00093, Long-term study of Plethodon hybrid zones, Joseph Pechmann, Western Carolina University, GRSM-2021-SCI-0093, 12/31/2022, monitoring

GRSM-01079, Salamander Monitoring Citizen Science Study, Paul E. Super, National Park Service, GRSM-2021-SCI-1079, 12/31/2023, monitoring

Air: Precipitation, Pollution, Climate

GRSM-02140, Investigating Links Between Remotely-Sensed Vegetation Structural Heterogeneity and Microclimatic Conditions Measured Near the Ground, Monica Papes, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2140, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02084, Field Testing Low-Cost Sensors Alongside IMPROVE Air Quality Monitoring System, Nicholas Spada, University of California at Davis, GRSM-2021-SCI-2084, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-01211, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Tower Sensor Installation and Operation, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1211, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-00493, Measuring, Modeling, and Understanding Orographic Precipitation Regimes and Hydrology in Mid-Latitude Mountain Regions, Ana Barros, Duke University, GRSM-2022-SCI-0493, 12/31/2022, research

Social Sciences/other
GRSM-02146, What Leads to Better Outcomes in Informal STEM-based Environmental Education Programs for youth? Robert Powell, Clemson University, GRSM-2021-SCI-2146, 6/30/2022, research

GRSM-02102, CAC AmeriCorps - Modified BEETLES Environmental Education Study, Jason Scott, Knoxville CAC AmeriCorps, GRSM-2022-SCI-2102, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-02092, Tracking Aircraft Over GRSM using ADS-B, Adam Beeco, National Park Service, GRSM-2022-SCI-2092, 12/31/2024, monitoring

Last updated: January 12, 2022

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