All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) Grant Awards


The projects listed below represent projects of the past that have received grants on acceptance of their ATBI proposals.

The modest "minigrants" are meant to supply seed funds to allow for travel, and to encourage the aquisition of more substantial grants for ATBI collection work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under the coordination of Discover Life in America.

For Scientists, the following links are crucial for understanding the minigrant process.

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PI Name Grant Project Title Grant Number
Dr. Roger Thoma Crayfish Inventory of 1999 (NA)
Dr. Daniel Otte Grasshoppers from the Balds of Great Smoky Mountain National Park DLIA2000-01
Dr. Chuck Parker Aquatic Insects Inventory DLIA2000-02
Dr. David K. Smith Vascular Plants Inventory DLIA2000-03
Dr. Steven L. Stephenson Slime Mold Inventory DLIA2000-04
Dr. Ernest C. Bernard GSMNP Nematode Inventory DLIA2000-05
Dr. James Cokendolpher Arachnid Inventory of 2000 DLIA2000-06
Dr. Joseph McHugh Fungus Beetle Inventory DLIA2000-07
Dr. William Moser Leech Inventory DLIA2000-08
Dr. Janet Reid Copepod Crustaceans of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - First Collections DLIA2000-09
Dr. Mark Wetzel The Aquatic Oligochaetes (Annelida, Oligochaeta) at selected sites in the GSMNP DLIA2000-10
Dr. Steven W. Wilhelm Viruses and Bacterial Diversity in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park DLIA2000-11
Dr. Donald Davis Survey of the Lepidoptera (Insecta) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2000-12
Dr. Sam James Earthworm Inventory of 2000 DLIA2000-13
Dr. Peter Adler Fly Parasites of 2001 (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2001 (NA)
Dr. Kenneth Dodd Amphibians of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NA)
Dr.Edward G. Riley Synonymy, Distribution, and Plant Associations for the Leaf Beetles DLIA2001-00
Paul E. Super Student Research Intern DLIA2001-04
Emily Whiteley Spider Identifications from Malaise Traps DLIA2001-06
Dr. Brian Scholtens Lepidoptera Database DLIA2001-07
Dr. Jeff Johansen Determination of Algal Species Present in Aerial Environments DLIA2001-09
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Initial Tardigrade and Meiofauna Inventory DLIA2001-10
Dr. Chris Carlton 2001 Beetle Inventory DLIA2001-12
Dr. John C. Landolt Survey of Cellular Slime Molds (Social Amoebae) DLIA2001-14
Dr. Mark Wetzel The Aquatic Annelida of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2001-24
Dr. Will K. Reeves 2001 Biting Flies and Their Symbionts DLIA2001-25
Dr. Edward DeWalt The Mayflies of Abrams Creek DLIA2001-25a
Dr. Harold Keller Tree canopy biodiversity (myxomycetes, macrofungi, mosses, liverworts, lichens, and tardigrades) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2001-26
Jon Souders Little River Insects DLIA2001-27
Dr. William Moser Leeches (Euhirudinea) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2001-32
Dr. Michael Sharkey Hymenoptera DLIA2001-33
Dr. B. A. Foote A Survey of Selected Families of Brachycerous Diptera DLIA2001-34
Jackie Belwood Bat Bioblitz of 2002 (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2002 (NA)
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Tardigrade Inventory - Year 2 DLIA2002-01
Dr. Donald Manley Inventory of Velvet Ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2002-03
Dr. Brian Scholtens Lepidoptera BioBlitz 2002 DLIA2002-05
Dr. Edward G. Riley A web-based identification guide to the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) DLIA2002-07
Dr. Mark Wetzel Continued inventory of Freshwater Oligochaeta (Annelida) at Selected Sites DLIA2002-08
Dr. Jeff Johansen Description of New Algal Species from Aerial Enviroments DLIA2002-09
Dr. Edward C. Clebsch Intensive and Extensive Collecting of Pseudoscorpions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2002-10
Dr. Huzefa Raja Lignicolous freshwater meiosporic and mitosporic euascomycetes DLIA2002-12
Michelle Prysby Tremont 2002 Teacher Support DLIA2002-13
Dr. Tom Watters 2002 Mollusc Inventory DLIA2002-14
Dr. Charles R. Bartlett Preliminary Inventory of the Planthoppers (Fulgoroidea: Hemiptera) DLIA2002-15
Dr. Ulf Scheller Taxonomic studies on the Pauropoda (Arthropoda, Myriapoda) DLIA2002-16
Dr. Harold W. Keller Tree Canopy Biodiversity (arthropods, macrofungi, molluscs, and myxomycetes) DLIA2002-17
Dr. Tor Tønsberg Additions to the Lichen Flora of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park DLIA2002-18
Dr. Sean O'Connell 2002 Bacteria Inventory DLIA2002-22
Danny R. Jones The crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2002-23
Dr. Terry Griswold Preliminary Inventory of the Bees of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2002-29
Dr. Paris Lambdin A Checklist of the Insect Fauna Associated with Eastern Hemlock DLIA2002-31
Susan Makosky New Diatom Reports in the Bacillariophyceae genus, Pinnularia DLIA2002-32
Dr. Chris Carlton 2002 Beetle Sorting DLIA2002-35
John M. Johnston Oribatid Mite Inventory and Ecology DLIA2002-37
Dr. Michael Schwartz Heteroptera TWiG DLIA2002-44
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2003 (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 2001-2003 Spiders of Twin Creeks (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Neuroptera Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Mecoptera Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Psocoptera Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Orthopterans (grasshoppers, crickets, etc.) Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Bee Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Hemiptera Specimens (NA)
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Aphid Specimens (NA)
Dr. Edward E. Pivorun Vertebrate ATBI: Small Mammals of 1999-2003 (NA)
Dr. Richard E. Baird Microfungi of American Beech, Fraser Fir, and Eastern Hemlock forests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2003-01
Dr. R. Edward DeWalt Summer Adult EPT Assemblage of Southwestern GSMNP Drainages DLIA2003-02
Dr. Steven L. Stephenson Biodiversity Studies of Myxomycetes DLIA2003-04
Dr. Michael Pogue Noctuidae or Owlet Moths of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2003-06
Dr. Charles R. Bartlett Planthopper and Leafhopper Diversity of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea & Cicadellidae) DLIA2003-08
Victoria M. Bayless Beetle Blitz, 2003—Intensive Sampling and Identification of Coleoptera in GSMNP DLIA2003-10
Michelle Prysby Tremont 2003 Teacher Support DLIA2003-11
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Tardigrade Inventory - Year 3 DLIA2003-12
Dr. Tor Tønsberg Discover lichens in the Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park in 2003 DLIA2003-13
Mark J. Wetzel Preliminary inventory of freshwater Oligochaeta (Annelida) at selected sites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2003-14
Dr. Gary Steck Tephritid Flies of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2003-15
Dr. Mary Ann Feist Searching for new park records of vascular plants and lichens in the GSMNP DLIA2003-17
Dr. Chris Carlton Coleoptera Taxonomy DLIA2003-20
Dr. Colin Favret Survey of the Aphids of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2003-21
Dr. Sean O'Connell Bacterial BioBlitz in Twelve All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Plots DLIA2003-28
Dr. Ben Cash Vertebrate ATBI: Reptiles of 2000 to 2004 (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2004 (NA)
Dr. Roger Dajoz Dajoz 2004 Beetle Collection (NA)
Dr. Karen Hughes Mycoblitz of 2004 (NA)
Dr. Jeff Johansen Algae ATBI of 2004 (NA)
Patrick L. Rakes CFI Fish Surveys of 2002 and 2003 (NA)
Daniel Ray 2004 North Carolina WRC Small Mammal Survey (NA)
Dr. Tom Watters 2004 Snails Survey (NA)
Dr. Richard E. Baird Microfungi of American beech, Fraser fir, and Eastern hemlock DLIA2004-01
Dr. Paul J Bartels Continued Inventory of Phylum Tardigrada DLIA2004-02
Dr. Charles Staines Inventory of Five Families of Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in GSMNP DLIA2004-03
Dr. Matt E Dakin Survey of the suborder Caelifera (order Orthoptera) DLIA2004-04
Paul Super 2004 Teacher Internship Support DLIA2004-05
Dr. Harold W. Keller Lichen BioQuest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2004-06
Dr. Gary Steck Tephritid Flies of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2004-07
Mr. Paul B. Marcum Search for new and rare vascular plants and lichens in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2004-09
Dr. John B Heppner Biodiversity of Day-flying Micro-Moths of GSMNP DLIA2004-10
Dr. Nathan J. Sanders Ant Diversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2004-11
Dr. Michael G. Pogue Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) of GSMNP DLIA2004-12
Dr. Brian G Scholtens Lepidoptera Bioblitz 2004 DLIA2004-13
Dr. Colin Favret Expanding our knowledge of the aphids of the park DLIA2004-14
Mark J. Wetzel To continue an inventory of freshwater Oligochaeta (Annelida) DLIA2004-15
Mr. Edward G. Riley Continuation of Leaf Beetle Inventory DLIA2004-18
Dr. Richard E. Baird 2005 Leaf Litter Fungi (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2005 (NA)
Larry Pounds TVA Powerline Plants (NA)
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Continued Inventory of Phylum Tardigrada DLIA2005-06
Dr. Paula Furey Taxonomy, ecology, and distribution of the diatom Eunotia Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2005-07
Dr. Ian M. Smith Biodiversity of Water Mites (Acari: Hydrachnida) DLIA2005-10
Dr. Andrew N. Miller Pyreno Pursuit: A bioblitz to discover the diversity of pyrenomycetes (Ascomycota, Fungi) in GSMNP DLIA2005-11
Dr. Robert T. Allen A Survey of the Diplura, Microcoryphia, and Thysanura (Arthropoda: Insecta) in the GSMNP DLIA2005-14
Dr. Nathan Sanders Ant Diversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. DLIA2005-15
Dr. Arturo Goldarazena The biodiversity of Thysanoptera at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an Introduction. DLIA2005-17
Paul Super Pollinators of Selected Flowering Plants of GSMNP, North Carolina DLIA2005-21
Dr. Matthew Petersen TITLE of Project: Crane flies (Diptera: Tipuloidea) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2005-22
Dr. Gary Steck Tephritid flies of GSMNP DLIA2005-25
Dr. Gary Steck Diptera of GSMNP DLIA2005-26
Dr. Brian Scholtens Lepidoptera Barcoding 2005 DLIA2005-30
Dr. Colin Favret Completing the Aphid Survey of GSMNP DLIA2005-32
Dr. Chris Carlton Long-horned and Leaf Beetles from the ATBI Structured Sampling and Publication of New Taxa for GSMNP DLIA2005-33
Dr. Victoria Bayless Mega Beetle Blitz 2005 DLIA2005-34
Dr. Tor Tonsberg Discover Lichens in the GSMNP in 2005 DLIA2005-37
Dr. Sean O'Connell The Elk Rumen: An Ecosystem of Undiscovered Prokaryotes DLIA2005-38
Dr. Gerald Sheine Macro Fungi Inventory of 1999 to 2001 and 2005 NA
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2006 (NA)
Jason Love Tremont 2006 Raven Fork Expedition (NA)
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Tardigrade Inventory 2006-2007 DLIA2006-01
Dr. Steven L. Stephenson Myxo Blitz 2006 DLIA2006-02
Dr. Richard E. Baird Microfungi of American Beech and Fraser Fir forests in GSMNP: Litter Studies DLIA2006-03
Dr. Larissa N. Vasilyeva Pyrenomycetes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and their biogeographic relationships with East Asian relatives DLIA2006-04
Dr. Charles Staines ATBI Aquatic Beetle Inventory DLIA2006-05
Dr. Matt E. Dakin Survey of the Orthoptera and Related Orders DLIA2006-06
Dr. Ian M. Smith Extending Our Knowledge of the Diversity of Water Mites (Acari-Hydrachnidiae) DLIA2006-08
Dr. Robert A. Browne Species Diversity and Community Composition of Carabid Beetles in GSMNP DLIA2006-09
Dr. Gary J. Steck Tephritid flies of GSMNP DLIA2006-10
Dr. Adriean J. Mayor Organisms of Caves and other Karst Habitat DLIA2006-11
Dr. Tor Tønsberg Lichens DLIA2006-14
Dr. Nathan Sanders Ant Diversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Part III DLIA2006-15
Patrick L. Rakes Snorkel Surveys to target potentially undiscovered fish populations in GSMNP DLIA2006-16
Dr. C. Roxanne Connelly Seasonal Occurrence and Habitat Utilization of Exotic, Invasive Mosquitoes DLIA2006-18
Dr. Kathy Hodge Insect Pathogenic Fungi Inventory DLIA2006-19
Dr. Brian Scholtens Lepidoptera Survey: Late Season Barcoding DLIA2006-22
Dr. Ernest C. Bernard 2007 Collembola Collections (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2007 (NA)
Dr. JoVonn G. Hill Continuation of the Survey of Orthopteroid Insects in GSMNP DLIA2007-01
Landon E. McKinney A Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Update of the Violaceae in the GSMNP DLIA2007-02
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Tardigrade Inventory 2007-2008 DLIA2007-03
Dr. Charles T. Faulkner Taxonomic Inventory of Endoparasitism in Passerine Birds from GSMNP DLIA2007-04
Dr. Michael G. Pogue Noctuidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2007-05
Dr. Tor Tonsberg Discover lichens in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2007 DLIA2007-06
Dr. Ian M. Smith Extending Our Knowledge of the Diversity of Water Mites (Acari-Hydrachnidiae) DLIA2007-07
Dr. Xin Zhou 2007 EPT Blitz and Barcoding for GSMNP DLIA2007-08
Mr. Benny C. Glasgow Turbellaria Flatworm Diversity in GSMNP and Environmental Factors of Distribution DLIA2007-09
Mr. Jason Love Tremont 2007 Teacher Interns Funding DLIA2007-10
Dr. Shien Lu A Survey of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria in GSMNP DLIA2007-11
Kelly Felderhoff-Oten Tomoceridae in GSMNP DLIA2007-12
Mr. Andrew D. Haddow Morpho and cryptic species of Tabanidae in GSMNP DLIA2007-13
Mr.Gregory R. Curler A survey of the Psychodidae (Diptera) of GSMNP DLIA2007-14
Mr. William N. Reynolds Inventory of Acari in the soil and litter of GSMNP DLIA2007-15
Dr. Sead Sabanadzovic Plant Viruses in GSMNP DLIA2007-17
Dr. Nathan Sanders Ant Diversity in GSMNP, part IV DLIA2007-19
Dr. Seán O’Connell Bacterial Inhabitants of Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Rhizospheres: Links to Plant Survival and Sustainability DLIA2007-20
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2008 (NA)
Dr. Richard Baird Microfungi of American Beech, Fraser Fir and Hemlock Forests in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cultural versus Molecular Determinations DLIA2008-01
Dr. Charles R. Bartlett Assessment of total Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera: Insecta) richness for the GSMNP and Initiative to develop web-based resources DLIA2008-03
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study:1999-2003 Opilionid Specimens DLIA2008-04
Dr. Ian Smith Establishing a Water Mite Diversity Baseline for Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2008-04
Mr. Jason Love Tremont 2008 Teacher Interns Funding DLIA2008-05
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tardigrade Inventory DLIA2008-06
Dr. Jeff Johansen Algae Records Gathering and Database Entry DLIA2008-09
Dr. Chris Carlton First Survey of Microsporidia Insect Parasites in Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2008-12
Dr. Gary Steck Diptera Blitz and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Diptera Checklist Update DLIA2008-14
Dr. Paul P. Tinerella Inventory of Aquatic True Bugs of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2008-15
Dr. Nathan J. Sanders Ant Diversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Part V DLIA2008-16
Dr. Nathan Sanders 2008 Park Ecological Analysis DLIA2008-16b
Dr. Ernest C. Bernard Reduction of Sorting GSMNP Specimen Collections Backlog and Segregation of Sorted Hymenoptera into Families DLIA2008-18a
Dr. Ernest C. Bernard Reduction of Sorting GSMNP Specimen Collections Backlog and Segregation of Sorted Hymenoptera into Families - extended DLIA2008-18b
Daniel Dourson 2008 Land Snails Inventory and Backlog ID DLIA2008-19
Dr. Oliver Flint Neuroptera Specimen IDs and Annotations DLIA2008-20
Dr. Bruce Snyder Millipede Specimen Identifications DLIA2008-21
Dr. JoVonn G. Hill Ant Specimen ID and Annotation DLIA2008-22
Dr. Jeff Shultz Opilionid (harvestmen) Specimen ID Work DLIA2008-23
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2009 (NA)
Dr. Paul J. Bartels Completion of Tardigrade Inventory DLIA2009-01
Dr. Ian Smith Establishing a Water Mite Diversity Baseline for Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2009-02
Dr. Chris Dietrich Inventory of the Auchenorrhyncha (Insecta: Hemiptera) of the GSMNP, with emphasis on the most diverse leafhopper subfamily, Typhlocybinae DLIA2009-03
Dr. Gary Walker A floristic survey of xeric cliffs associated with new lands on TN side of Rt. 129 corridor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2009-06
Dr. John K. Moulton Cataloging metallic wood boring beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2009-07
Dr. Gregory R. Curler A continuing survey of the Psychodidae (Diptera) of GSMNP DLIA2009-08
Dr. Sead Sabanadzovic Plant viruses in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park DLIA2009-12
Dr. Sandra M. Clinton Microbial diversity in streams of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2009-14
Dr. Andrew N. Miller An inventory of Discomycetes (Ascomycota, Fungi) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2009-15
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2010 (NA)
Dr. Stuart Gelder Survey of the Branchiobdella (Annelida: Clitellata) or Crayfish Worms in the GSMNP DLIA2010-01
Dr. Ian Smith Expanding the Record of GSMNP Water Mite Diversity with Molecular Genetics DLIA2010-02
Dr. Adam W. Rollins Diversity of Myxomycetes and Algae Associated with the Soils of Different Forest Types in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2010-03
Dr. Sherman S. Hendrix Helminth and Myxozoan Parasites of Fishes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2010-05
Mr. Benny Glasgow Survey of Flatworms and Ribbon Worms in GSMNP DLIA2010-06
Dr. Stephen A. Kania Characterization of Staphylococci Isolated from Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2010-07
Dr. Sead Sabanadzovic Plant Viruses in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park DLIA2010-08
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2011 (NA)
Keith Langdon ATBI Odonate Survey (NA)
Dr. Thomas Powers 2010 and 2011 Nematode Inventory (NA)
Todd Witcher Tree Team Research - 2011 & 2012 (NA)
Dr. Zachary Loughman Crayfish Inventory of 2011 DLIA2011-01
Dr. Chuck Parker Pilot Study: 1999-2003 Pseudoscorpion Specimens DLIA2011-02
Ashley Morris Beech Gap Bacteria Inventory DLIA2011-03
Asheville Mushroom Club 2012 Asheville Mushroom Club Inventory (NA)
Dr. James Lendemer New York Botanical Garden Lichen Collections (NA)
Dr. Patricia Cox Fern Foray 2012 DLIA
Dr. Thomas Powers 2013 Nemablitz (NA)
Dr. Andrew N. Miller University of Illinois Fungi Data (NA)
Dr. Andrew Miller 2014 Fungi Bioblitz (NA)