Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Tennessee
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Tennessee Project

Development and testing of a protocol for monitoring mussels

August 2005 - December 2009


Participating Agencies

  • Leetown Science Center

1. Evaluate alternative sampling designs for determining the species composition, density, and recruitment of the mussel assemblage with the Mammoth Cave National Park 2. Develop a sampling protocol for the continued long-term monitoring of the assemblage 3. Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the sampling protocol