Hey folks! We've begun our eDNA surveys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We're hoping to have frequent updates for all of our citizen science volunteers, so check back often.
Below is a mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus) that UTK undergraduate student Michael Ellison and I discovered while scouting out sites a few weeks ago. They're not often found within the National Park, and we're hoping to use eDNA to document some new localities.