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Lab Team Re-Inventories Long-Term Forest Plots at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Katie Kull organized a three-day lab field trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park to re-inventory three of our long-term forest dynamics plots up there. These plots were originally established in the park by George Ramseur as part of a TVA watershed study in 1976. We recruited undergraduate assistance from Zach Loehle '17, Lily Tidwell '17, and Henry Hamlett '20 and were joined by Callie Oldfield, who drove up from Athens. An amazing crew! Hard to believe we censused 3 hectares of forest in two days!

Domain Flora Published in Castanea

Its official! After many years of hard work by the staff and students of the Herbarium the Vascular Flora of the University of the South, has been published in the September issue of the journal Castanea. The University has secured the right for the paper to be freely accessible online. The Flora documents the presence of 1118 taxa for vascular plants on the Domain. To put this in perspective, that number represents 39% of the total vascular plant taxa for the entire state of Tennessee! Sewanee has the highest documented plant species diversity of any college campus in the United States. This flora contains six new state records (Agrimonia microcarpa, Carex rugosperma, Rubus longii,

In Memory of Ashley

We are mourning the loss of lab alumnus, Ashley Block (C’13). Ashley spent the summer with us as a Graduate Fellow. On September 12, Ashley was struck and killed while biking in Athens, GA, by an impaired driver. Ashley graduated summa cum laude from Sewanee in 2013 with an honors degree in Ecology and Biodiversity. Ashley’s honors research with Dr. Evans focused on the effect of agricultural legacies on forest succession at the King Farm on the Domain. She received the Harry C. Yeatman award for her achievements in biology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While at Sewanee, Ashley participated in numerous extracurricular activities. Her bright and caring personality and strong work ethic tou

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Plant Ecology & Conservation Lab

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University of the South

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Sewanee Herbarium

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