About the Atlas - Contributors

Joey Shaw (Editor), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

          Chair, Wildflower Pilgrimage Organizing Committee

          UC Foundation Professor of Biology

          Dept. of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science

          The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

          615 McCallie Avenue

          Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2504 

Dwayne Estes, Austin Peay State University

          Executive Director, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI)

          Austin Peay State University

          Center of Excellence for Field Biology

          Clarksville, TN 37044

          o: (931) 221-7771; c: (931) 217-5430


Sevyn Brothers (Data Aquisition)

Aidan Shaw (Photo Acquisition from iNaturalist, Database Building via Python, Jupyter, Pandas), Rhodes College, Memphis

Tara Littlefield, Kentucky State Nature Preserves

          Office of Kentucky State Nature Preserves

          300 Sower Blvd.

          Frankfort, KY 40601

Photo Credits

The photographs presented on the Tennessee-Kentucky Plant Atlas website represent the work and contributions of many photographers (listed below).  However, the organization and including of the numerous photgraphs in this Atlas would not have been possible without the work and dedication of Aidan Shaw, who worked to download over 15,000 images from about 10 botanists from iNaturalist and to rename the images so they were usefule to this purpose.  We are always looking for additional photos that provide excellent visuals of the plants of our region, particularly those that may be currently underrepresented on our website.  Contact Joey Shaw for submission information.  All photographs are copyright protected, but may be available for use in educational, scientific, or non-profit ventures.  Permission for use of particular photographs can be obtained by contacting Joey Shaw, who can further direct the request to the photographer or copyright holder in question.   Any use of any TN-KY Plant Atlas image requires proper credit to the photographer, copyright holder, institution, and the TN-KY Plant Atlas.


List of Photographers

Joey Shaw, Dwayne Estes, Alaina Krakowiak, Ashley Morris, Tara Littlefield, Sunny Fleming, Milo Pyne, Shawn Krosnick, Jesse Harris, and Brad Ruhfel


Supporting Herbaria

CodeHerbarium (dataset source)Dataset SourceSpecimen Count
BOON Appalachian State University, I. W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium SERNEC 1,129
APSC Austin Peay State University Herbarium SERNEC 67,584
BEREA Berea College, Ralph L. Thompson Herbarium SERNEC 19,287
ETSU East Tennessee State University, John C. Warden Herbarium SERNEC 18,490
EKY Eastern Kentucky University, Ronald L. Jones Herbarium SERNEC 63,061
MTSU Middle Tennessee State University SERNEC 20,222
MDKY Morehead State University Herbarium SERNEC 8,568
KNK Northern Kentucky University, John W. Thieret Herbarium SERNEC 10,773
SWMT Rhodes College Herbarium SERNEC 1,130
HTTU Tennessee Technological University Herbarium SERNEC 23,743
MEM University of Memphis Herbarium SERNEC 6,858
TENN University of Tennessee SERNEC 104,085
UTM University of Tennessee Martin Herbarium SERNEC 1,670
UCHT University of Tennessee, Chattanooga SERNEC 25,539
UOS University of the South - Sewanee Herbarium SERNEC 5,981
VDB Vanderbilt University Herbarium SERNEC 23,057

The number specimens matching a species featured on the Plant Atlas.