Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science
Surprising biodiversity can be found in cities, but urban habitats are understudied. We report on a bioblitz conducted primarily within a 24-hr period on September 16 and 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The event focused on stretches of three waterways and their associated riparian habitat: Fall Creek (20.6 ha; 51 acres), Pleasant Run (23.5 ha; 58 acres), and Pogue’s Run (27.1 ha; 67 acres). Over 75 scientists, naturalists, students, and citizen volunteers comprised 14 different taxonomic teams. Five hundred ninety taxa were documented despite the rainy conditions. A brief summary of the methods and findings are presented here. Detailed maps of survey locations and inventory results are available on the Indiana Academy of Science website (https://www.indianaacademyofscience.org/).
Holland, Jeffrey D.; Dolan, Rebecca W.; Sheets, Jeremy J.; Finkler, Michael S.; Fisher, Brant E.; Hedge, Roger L.; Swinford, Tom; Harby, Nick; Jean, Robert P.; Martin, Megan K.; McKnight, Bill; Milne, Marc; Roth, Kirk; Rothrock, Paul; and Strang, Carl, "Results of the 2016 Indianapolis Biodiversity Survey, Marion County, Indiana" Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science / (2017): 166-175.
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