GRSM Most Recent Research Permits

as of 5 January, 2023

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

Water, Fish, and Stream Life

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 and Aquatic Organismal Sampling, Michael Kuhlman, National Ecosystem Observatory Network, GRSM-2022-SCI-1208 and GRSM-2022-SCI-9208, 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-2023-SCI-1257, 12/31/2025, monitoring

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

GRSM-00489, Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Assessment of the French Broad River Basin 2022, as part of the Longterm Basinwide Assessment Program of the State of North Carolina, Steven Beaty, North Carolina DNER, GRSM-2022-SCI-0489, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02544, Zoobenthic and Zooplanktonic Aquatic Organisms in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Benny Glasgow, Discover Life in America, GRSM-2022-SCI-2544, 12/31/2023, inventory

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-02113, Collaborative Proposal: MRA: The Influence of Climatic Dipoles on Plant and Animal Populations at Continental Scales, Jalene LaMontagne, DePaul University, GRSM-2022-SCI-2113, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-02024, Are There Non-additive Effects of Fire and Urbanization on Soil Properties and Plant Community Assembly and Functional Traits? Jennifer Schweitzer, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2024, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-02175, Predicting Plant Functional Trait Variation Across Spatial and Temporal Scales, Catherine Hulshof, GRSM-2022-SCI-2175, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02160, Litter Decomposition Across Scales, Fiona Jevon, Yale University, GRSM-2023-SCI-2160, 7/31/2023, 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-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-2023-SCI-1077, 12/31/2025, monitoring

GRSM-02157, Identifying the Genetic Basis of Dioecy in Green and White Ash Trees, Denita Hadziabdic-Guerry, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2501, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02551, General Bryophyte Survey of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Rebekah Smucker, Discover Life in America, GRSM-2023-SCI-2551, 12/31/2023, inventory

Mammals

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-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, GRSM-2022-SCI-2094, 3/31/2024, 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

Land Insects, Spiders, etc.

GRSM-02535, Testing Hypotheses about Rates of Diversification & Controls on Diversification related to the Opportunities for Speciation vs Fate of Incipient Divergences using Melanopline grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae), JoVonn Hill, Mississippi State Museum, GRSM-2022-SCI-2535, 12/31/2023, 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-2023-SCI-0069, pending, 12/31/2023, inventory

GRSM-02400, Survey of Gall-Making Arthropods and their Plant Hosts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Benny Glasgow, Discover Life in America, GRSM-2022-SCI-2400, 12/31/2023, 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-2023-SCI-2090, 12/31/2023, 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, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-00275, Collection of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Used for Rearing of Predatory Beetles of the Adelgid, Rafael Ferreira dos Santos, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-0275, 12/31/2025, research

Fungi, Algae, Lichens, Bacteria

GRSM-02539, A Molecular Phylogenetic Investigation of the Family Porotheleaceae in the Southern Appalachians, Django Grootmyers, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2539, 12/31/2024, research

GRSM-02496, Systematic Analysis of Russula in the Spruce-Fir Zone of the Southern Appalachians, Chance Noffsinger, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2496, 12/31/2022, research

GRSM-00052, Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in Soils and Waters of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sean O'Connell, Western Carolina University, GRSM-2022-SCI-00052, 12/31/2023, research

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, North Carolina Breeding Bird Atlas, John Carpenter, North Carolina Division of Wildlife Resources, GRSM-2021-SCI-2154, 12/31/2023, 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, 12/31/2024, 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-01094, Wildfire and Land Use Effects on Salamander Populations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bill Peterman, The Ohio State University, GRSM-2022-SCI-1094, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02081, What, if Anything, is the Southern Appalachian Slimy Salamander? Benjamin Fitzpatrick, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2022-SCI-2081, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02173, Shedding Light on Batesian Mimicry: Investigating Biofluorescence Amongst Variable Phenotypes of the Southern Appalachian Endemic Salamanders, Desmognathus imitator and Plethodon jordani, Jonathan Cox, University of Tennessee, GRSM-2023-SCI-2173, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02177, Monitoring Aquatic Biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Through Environmental DNA Metabarcoding, Eugenia Naro-Maciel, New York University, pending, research

GRSM-02187, Estimating Population Abundance and Trait Variation in Smaller Plethodon Salamanders, Jon Davenport, Appalachian State University, GRSM-2022-SCI-2187, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02189, The Effects of an Ontogenetic Niche Shift on the Amphibian Skin Microbiota, Sharon Bewick, Clemson University, GRSM-2022-SCI-2188, 12/31/2023, 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, pending, monitoring

GRSM-00310, Amphibian Inventory in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region of Western North Carolina, Lori Williams, North Carolina Wildlife, GRSM-2022-SCI-0310, 12/31/2024, 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-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, 12/31/2023, research

GRSM-02172, Mid-scale RI-1 (M1:IP): ASCENT: Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork, Jason Surratt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, GRSM-2022-SCI-2172, 12/31/2024, research

Social Sciences/other
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 5, 2023

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