Craddock, J. Hill
Aborn, David; Keller, Robert D.; Kutz, H. Douglas
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Representative macro fungi of the Tennessee River Gorge were collected on the Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT) property during 18 forays I conducted fom May to November 2004. This dramatically added to the baseline data on the macrofungi of the TRGT by adding 15 orders, 34 families, and 138 species to the existing list. These data were recorded in the herbarium of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga database. I converted the University's File Maker Pro fungi database into Microsoft Excel and Access, which allows it to be processed for introduction into the National Biological Information Infrastructure and onto the World Wide Web. I had originally hypothesized that when I compared the TRGT macrofungi to specimens collected in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), the Park would display a greater macrofungi species richness and abundance. A Shannon Index was initially used to compare the two collections but the differences in collection methods, number of collections, and years of collection prevented meaningful comparison. I participated in the GSMNP mycoblitz (a macrofungi collecting expedition) with mycologists from around the world, held from 12-15 July 2004, and our group added 118 new species tome Park's fungi list. Afterwards, I organized a mycoblitz for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust from 20-22 July 2004. I am currently organizing another mycoblitz for the TRGT with Dr. R. Baird of Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee's Dr. R. Keller, inviting mycologists from around the Country.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Environmental Studies
v, 69 leaves.
LB2369.5 .S827 2005
Starrett, William D., "Macrofungi of the Tennessee River gorge" (2005). Honors Theses.