DISCOVER LIFE IN AMERICA


<I>Arisaema tryphyllum</I>

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

Planning Workshop
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
18-19 December, 1997

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Draft Agenda

Updated -- 8 December, 1997

Thursday, 18 December
08:00 Registration
08:30 Welcoming addresses (Karen Wade)
08:35 Workshops goals (Phil Francis)
08:45 Overview of GSMNP, issues, and needs (Keith Langdon)
09:10 GSMNP's Biota (Chuck Parker)
09:25 Planning an ATBI -- Experinces from Costa Rica (Dan Janzen)
10:00 Break
10:15 "Discover Life in America" -- GSMNP-ATBI (John Pickering)
10:45 Example of a taxon -- Fungi (Amy Rossman)
11:05 Information exchange and dissemination (Meredith Lane)
11:25 Education and Outreach (Karen Ballentine)
11:45 Lunch
13:00 Vegetation mapping (Mike Story)
13:15 Predicting species distributions (John Boetsch)
13:25 Inventory planning (Mike Ivy?)
13:35 Friends of the GSMNP -- new facilities & local support (Charles Maynard)
13:45 Charge of work groups (Keith Langdon)
13:55 Work groups:
  • Group-1 -- Taxonomy (Dan Brooks/Chuck Parker)
  • Group-2 -- Collecting & Mapping (Ron Pulliam/Peter White)
  • Group-3 -- Data Management (Gladys Cotter?)
  • Group-4 -- World Wide Web (Paul Opler)
  • Group-5 -- Education & Outreach (G. Bogart/Christi Gaasch)
15:00 Break
15:15 Work groups (continuing as before)
15:45 Work group reports (15 minutes each)
17:00 Close (Langdon & Pickering)
17:30 Social: snacks & cash bar
Friday, 19 December
08:00 General discussion (Langdon & Pickering)
09:00 Working groups (as before but with some cross-pollination between groups)
10:00 Break
10:15 Working group reports with open discussion (Langdon & Pickering)
11:45 Lunch
13:00 Potential partners (5-10 minutes each)
  • National Park Service (Mike Soukup)
  • USGS Biological Resources Division (Gladys Cotter?)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Steve Young?)
  • National Science Foundation (Jody Martin or Meredith Blackwell?)
  • Systematic Community (Dan Brooks, Mike Sharkey)
  • Universities (Jim Costa?, Frank Harris/UT?, Albert Meier, Ron Pulliam?)
  • Museums (Steve Ashe?, Jim McKenzie?, Greg Mueller, Smithsonian Institution?)
  • The Nature Conservancy (Rob Sutter)
  • ACG? USDA/SEL? SIMAB? Fish & Wildlife?
14:45 Break
15:00 Open discussion -- Where to go next, collaborators & funding (Langdon & Pickering)
15:45 Closing comments (Phil Francis)
16:00 End

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