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FOCUS TOPICS:
  • MAJOR PLANT, FUNGI AND ANIMAL PHYLA (and former plant phyla, caps are emphasized)
    • Chlorophyta
    • Streptophyta
      • Bryophyta
      • Lycopodiopsida
      • Polypodiidae
      • CYCDOPHYTA
      • Coniferophyta
      • MAGNOLIOPHYTA
    • Ascomycota
    • Basidiomycota
    • Porifera
    • CNIDARIA
    • PLATYHELMINTHES
    • GNATHOSTOMULIDA
    • NEMATODA
    • ENTOPROCTA
    • ANNELIDA
    • Mollusca
    • Arthropoda
    • Echinodermata
    • Chordata
  • “LOWER” ANIMALS
  • MARINE FISHES
  • AMPHIBIANS
OTHER TOPICS:
  • Oak/Hickory Forest
  • Oak/Pine Forest
  • Loblolly/Shortleaf Forest
  • Longleaf/Slash Forest
  • Oak/Gum/Cypress Forest
  • Reefs
  • Wetlands
  • Subtropical Ecosystem
ORGANISMS:
  • Chlamydiae
  • Gammaproteobacteria – E. coli, Salmonella, Vibrio
  • Deltaproteobacteria – Bdellovibrio
  • Epsilonproteobacteria – Helicobacter pylori
  • Bacilli – Bacillus, Streptococcus
  • Clostridia – Clostridium
  • Entamoebidae
  • Acanthamoebidae
  • Apicomplexa – Plasmodium
  • Kinetoplastida – Trypanosoma
  • Eurotiomycetes – Green & Blue Molds, Dermatophytes
  • Choanoflagellida
  • Isoetales – Quillworts
  • Hydropteridales – Water Ferns
  • Ophioglossales – Ferns
  • Psilotophyta – Whisk Ferns
  • Equisetophyta – Horsetails
  • Cycadophyta – Cycads
  • Nymphaeales – Water Lilies
  • Ceratophyllales – Coontail
  • Laurales – Laurels, Avacado, Cinnamon
  • Magnoliales – Magnolias, Nutmeg, Pawpaws
  • Piperales – Radiator Plants, Wild Ginger
  • Canellales – Wild cinnamon
  • Acorales – Sweet Flags
  • Alismatales – Pondweeds, Arums
  • Amaryllidaceae - Amaryllis
  • Asphodelaceae - Aloe
  • Iridaceae - Irises
  • Orchidaceae - Orchids
  • Dioscoreales – Yams
  • Lilliales – Lilies, Trilliums
  • Arecales – Palms
  • Commelinales – Water-Hyacinth, Spiderworts
  • Zingiberales – Bananas, Ginger, Cannas
  • Proteales – Sycamores, Lotuses
  • Ranunculales – Poppies, Buttercups
  • Aizoaceae - Iceplants
  • Amaranthaceae - Pigweeds, Glassworts
  • Caryophyllaceae - Pinks
  • Nyctaginaceae - Four O'Clocks
  • Plumbaginaceae - Leadworts
  • Polygonaceae - Buckwheats
  • Portulacaceae – Purslanes
  • Santalales – Mistletoes, Sandalwoods
  • Saxifragales – Currants, Witch Hazels, Stonecrops
  • Cornales – Dogwoods, Hydrangeas
  • Balsaminaceae - Touch-Me-Nots
  • Ebenaceae - Ebonies
  • Ericaceae - Heaths
  • Polemoniaceae - Phloxes
  • Primulaceae - Primroses
  • Lamiales – Ashes, Olives, Mints, Sages
  • Solanales – Peppers, Morning Glories
  • Apiales – Carrots, Ginsings
  • Aquifoliales – Hollies, Winterberries
  • Dipsacales – Honeysuckles, Teasles
  • Geraniales – Geraniums
  • Celastrales – Ground Holly
  • Fabales – Peas, Licorice, Indigo
  • Casuarinaceae - Australian Pines
  • Fagaceae - Oaks
  • Juglandaceae - Hickories, Walnuts
  • Myricaceae - Wax-Myrtle
  • Rosaceae - Roses, Berries
  • Ulmaceae - Elms, HackberriesUrticaceae - Nettles
  • Brassicales – Mustards, Papayas
  • Malvales – Mallows, Rock-Roses
  • Myrtales – White Mangrove, Fireweed
  • Sapindales – Sumacs, Soapberries
  • Myxozoa – Myxozoans
  • Placozoa – Trichoplaxes
  • Rhombozoa – Rhombozoans
  • Orthonectida – Orthonectids
  • Calcarea – Sponges
  • Demospongiae – Sponges
  • Hexactinellida – Sponges
  • Gorgonacea – Sea Fans
  • Corallimorpha – Coral-Like Anemones
  • Scleractinia – Stony Corals
  • Zoanthidea – Zoanthids
  • Cubozoa – Sea Wasps
  • Cestoda – Tapeworms
  • Trematoda – Flukes
  • Turbellaria - Planarians
  • Gnathostomulida – Jaw Worms
  • Nematoda – Roundworms
  • Nematomorpha – Horsehair Worms
  • Acanthocephala – Spiny-Headed Worms
  • Kinorhyncha – Kinorhynchs
  • Gastrotricha – Gastrotrichs
  • Loricifera* – Loriciferans
  • Cycliophora – Symbion pandora
  • Entoprocta – Entoprocts
  • Hirudinida - Leeches
  • Bryozoa – Bryozoans
  • Brachiopoda – Lampshells
  • Mecoptera – Scorpionflies, Hangingflies
  • Cephalochordata – Lancelets
  • Orectolobiformes - Carpet Sharks
  • Torpediniformes – Electric Rays
  • Myliobatiformes – Stingrays
  • Elopiformes – Tarpons
  • Clupeiformes – Herrings, etc.
  • Aulopiformes – Greeneyes, etc.
  • Batrachoidiformes – Toadfishes
  • Ophidiiformes – Cusk Eels
  • Perciformes – Perches, Angelfishes, etc.
  • Pleuronectiformes – Flounders, Soles
  • Scorpaeniformes – Scorpionfishes, etc.
  • Tetraodontiformes – Puffers, etc.
  • Elassomatidae – Everglades Pygmy Sunfish
  • Gasterosteiformes – Sand Eels, etc.
  • Mugiliformes – Mullets
  • Atheriniformes – Rainbowfishes, etc.
  • Beloniformes – Flying Fishes, etc.
  • Cyprinodontiformes – Livebearers, etc.
  • Cryptobranchoidea - Hellbenders
  • Salmondroidea - Salamanders
  • Sirenoidea - Sirens
  • Microhyloidea - Microhylid Toads
  • Chelonoidea - Sea Turtles
  • Trionychoidea - Soft-Shelled Turtles
  • Testudinoidea - Turtles
  • Amphisbaenia – Worm Lizards
  • Crocodylidae – Alligators
  • Phoenicopteriformes – Flamingoes
  • Didelphidae – Opposum
  • Trichechidae – Manatees
  • Delphinidae – Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Phocoenidae – Porpoises


Image: Spanish Hogfish and Corals in Florida.
Photo by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Staff


Trip 2 - Southeast
  1. Great Smoky Mountains
  2. Green Swamp
  3. Oconee National Forest
  4. Georgia Aquarium
  5. Centers for Disease Control
     
  6. Fairchild Tropical Garden
  7. Florida Keys
  8. Everglades
  9. Okefenokee Swamp
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Alternate Sites:

  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Coweeta LTER site
  • Duke University Primate Center
  • Congaree National Park
  • Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL
  • SeaWorld
  • Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER site
Other Points of Interest