The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), a project of Discover Life in America (DLIA), seeks to inventory the estimated 100,000 species of living organisms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The project has developed checklists, reports, maps, databases, and natural history profiles that describe the biology of this rich landscape to a wide audience.

The species level of biological diversity is central to the ATBI, but the project is developed within an ecological and conservation context and encourages understanding at other levels of organization, including genetic variation within species and ecosystem descriptions.

The ATBI is gaining ground in scientific discoveries! As of January 2016, DLIA's ATBI Program has resulted in the identification of over 970 species new to science. In just over a decade we have coordinated the discovery of over 9,140 more species previously known to exist, but not known to inhabit the Park.

Discover Life in America (DLIA) is the non-profit organization coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Learn more about these fascinating new discoveries!

DLIA is also part of a group of organizations joining to form an alliance of parks, preserves, recreation areas, and monuments known collectively as the ATBI Alliance.

In the photo, entomologist, Dr. David Wagner, tallies the number of moths and butterflies being identified during a 2004 bioblitz.

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