Researchers & Reports

TAXA & Reports Researcher Proposal Titles

Alligators

Dr. Matthew Pyne, Lamar University 2017-Population Survey of American Alligators within the Big Thicket National Preserve

Herpetofauna (Amphibians and Reptiles)

2009 Annual Report

2010 Findings & Status

Paul Crump Big Thicket National Preserve, Turkey Creek subunit Herpetofauna inventory

Herpetofauna

2010-2011 Herp Summary

Waddle

Parasites of Aquatic Ectotherms (trematodes mostly) Michael Barger, Ph.D.

2008-Biodiversity Survey and Inventory of Parasites of Aquatic Ectotherms in the Big Thicket

2010-Biodiversity Survey and Inventory of Parasites of Aquatic Ectotherms in the Big Thicket The Next Stage

2012-Biodiversity Survey and Inventory of Parasites of Aquatic Ectotherms in the Big Thicket Continued Survey

Aquatic True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Summary Report 2009-2011

Paul Tinerella, Ph.D. Aquatic True Bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera) of Big Thicket National Preserve

Bryophytes

Final Report

Dale Kruse

Paul Davison

The Bryophyte Flora of the Big Thicket National Preserve: Hardin, Tyler, and Polk Counties, Texas

Crayfish (Astocoidea)

Zachary Loughman, Ph.D.
West Liberty University

CV

2013: Crayfish Surveys of Big Thicket National Preserve

Formicidae (Hymenoptera) Ants

Summary Report 2011-2013

Conference Poster 2012

Final Report

JoVonn Hill
Mississippi State University

Survey of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), grasshoppers, and related families {the suborder Caelifera (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Romaleidae, Tetrigidae, Tridactylidae)} in Big Thicket National Preserve.

Ant Checklist

Formicidae (Hymenoptera) Ants
BLOG: The Ant Hunter

Scott Solomon, Ph.D.
Rice University

CV

Bioblitz: 2013 & 2014- Rice University EBIO 327 Big Thicket Bioblitz's Check List

2015: Ant community dynamics in the Big Thicket National Preserve

Freshwater Fishes

Survey #2. Final Report

Chad Hargrave, Ph.D.  and
Raelynn Deaton, Ph.D.

Survey #1: 2008: Influence of Local Microhabitat Structure on Ichthyofauna in the Big Thicket National Preserve

Survey #2: Identifying temporal variation in fish assemblages across water corridor units in the Big Thicket National Preserve

Freshwater Mussels

Marsha May, Ph.D.

Bob Boensch

Stephanie Burgess

Freshwater Mussels - Upper Neches

Survey #1: Final Report

Conference Poster

Neil Ford, Ph.D.

CV

Survey #1. 2013: Surveys of freshwater mussels in 3 units of the Big Thicket Preserve

Survey #2. 2014: Surveys of freshwater mussels in 9 units of the Big Thicket Preserve

Freshwater Mussels

Alison Tarter

Astrid N. Schwalb, Ph.D.

2017-Freshwater mussel biodiversity survey within the Big Thicket National Preserve

Gyrinidae (Whirligig Beetles)

(Order Coleoptera:Family Gyrinidae)
Collection Sites

Final Report for 2007 Project

Jerry Cook, Ph.D.

Edward Realzola

2007: SURVEY AND INVENTORY OF GYRINIDS OF THE PRIMITIVE TEXAS BIG THICKET

2015: Survey and Inventory of Gyrinids in Big Thicket Wetlands (Continued Survey)

Lepidoptera (Butterflys & Moths)

Dave Henderson

Land Snails

Land Snails of the Big Thicket National Preserve

Brian Cole

Lichens (Kingdom Fungi: Phylum Mycophycophyta)

Cynthia Troxell: 1977 Final Report

Robert Egan, Ph.D.

Cynthia Troxell

Robert Egan: 2007: LICHENS OF THE BIG THICKET; Studies on the Lichen-Forming Fungi (Lichens) of the Big Thicket National Preserve and Surrounding Region

Cynthia Troxell: 1997: A Study of the Lichens of Five Big Thicket Plant Communities

Macro Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)

Annual Report-2011-Lewis

Buyck-2014-Final Report

David Lewis

Bart Buyck

Lewis: Mycological Studies of Big Thicket

Buyck: Root symbiotic fungi : key players in the forest ecosystems of the Big Thicket.

Myxomycetes (Phylum Myxomycota) slime molds

Survey #2 Final Report

Poster

Report: Submerged Plant Material

Kathryn Winsett, Ph.D.

Steven Stevenson, Ph.D.

Survey #1: 2008-Eumycetozoa of the Big Thicket National Preserve: Continuing the study of Slime Molds for the Thicket of Diversity

Survey #2: 2010-Ecological studies of myxomycetes in the Big Thicket National Preserve: targeting specific questions about the role of these organisms within the overall community

Nematodes

Annual Progress Report

Thomas Powers, Ph.D.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

CV

2013: BASELINE INVENTORY OF FREELIVING AND PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES OF THE BIG THICKET NATIONAL PRESERVE

Noctuidae (Moths)

Michael Pogue

Odonates (dragonflys & damselflys)

John Abbott

Odonates (dragonflys & damselflys)

Final Report

Autumn Smith-Herron, Ph.D.

PRELIMINARY SURVEY AND INVENTORY OF ODONATES OF THE PRIMITIVE TEXAS BIG THICKET

Orchids

Joseph Liggio

Pseudoscorpions (Class Arachnida)

Richard Clopton

Jerry Cook

2006-PRELIMINARY SURVEY AND INVENTORY OF PSEUDOSCORPIONS OF THE PRIMITIVE TEXAS BIG THICKET

Pyrenomycetes (Kingdom Fungi: Phylum Sordariomycetes)

Annual Report-2010

Larissa Vasilyeva, Ph.D.

Pyrenomycetous fungi (Ascomycota) of the Big Thicket National Preserve

Reptiles

Michael Smith

Tardigrades (Water Bears)

No Final Report or Final Data

Harry Meyer, Ph.D.

Julianna Hinton

Terrestrial Arthropods

Jerry Cook, Ph.D

Big Thicket Terrestrial Arthropod Collection Plan

Vascular Plants

Checklist & Units Collected

Larry Brown, Ph.D.

Vascular Plants

2010 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Stephen Hatch

2009: Proposal for Vascular Plant Survey of the Canyonlands Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Tyler County, Texas