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Development and testing of a protocol for monitoring mussels


August 2005 - December 2009


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


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • James LayzerPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Leetown Science Center

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey