Berkshire BioBlitz

Postdoctoral researchers John Hall and Karolina Fučíková participated in the 2012 Berkshire BioBlitz, a rapid assessment of the biodiversity at Burbank Park on Lake Onota in Pittsfield, MA. Many scientists were on hand documenting the plants and animals and sharing their knowledge with non-scientists who stopped by to learn more about regional natural history.

 

 

John and Karolina documented the algae from the park. They scoured the lake and surrounding wetlands for algae large and small. They encountered more than 100 species of algae including Pediastrum simplex (above left) and Volvox cf. globator (above right). Find out more about the BioBlitz at

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Cosmocladium constrictum, an infrequently reported desmid found in Burbank Park.

A (very) preliminary list of species encountered at 2012 Berkshire BioBlitz
Achnanthes sp., Anabaena sp., Asterionella sp., Asterococcus superbus, Batrachospermum sp., Botryococcus braunii, Bulbochaete sp., Chara globularis, Chara sp. 1, Chroococcus sp., Cladophora sp., Closterium acerosum, Closterium moniliferum, Closterium sp.1, Closterium sp.2, Closterium sp.3, Closterium sp.4, Closterium venus, Coelastrum cambricum, Coelastrum microporum, Cosmarium angulare, Cosmarium dentatum, Cosmarium margaritatum, Cosmarium moniliforme, Cosmarium ornatum, Cosmarium pachydermum, Cosmocladium constrictum, Cryptomonas sp., Cymbella sp., Desmodesmus sp., Dictyosphaerium sp., Dinobryon sertularia, Euastrum bidentatum, Euastrum denticulatum, Euastrum sibericum, Euglena sp., Fragilaria sp., Gomphonema sp., Gonium pectorale, Gymnodinium aeruginosum, Kirchneriella sp., Lepocinclis sp., Lepocinclis acus, Lyngbya sp., Mallomonas sp., Micrasterias americana, Micrasterias fimbriata, Monoraphidium sp., Mougeotia sp., Navicula sp., Nitella cf. flexilis, Nitella cf. tenuissima, Nitzchia sp., Ochromonas sp., Oedogonium sp., Oocystis sp., Oscillatoria sp., Parvodinium inconspicuum, Pediastrum boryanum, Pediastrum duplex, Pediastrum simplex, Penium margaritaceum, Phacus cf. pleuronectes, Phacus cf. pyrum, Phormidium sp., Pinnularia sp., Pleurotaenium ehrenbergii, Pleurotaenium trabecula, Rhopalodia sp., Rivularia sp., Scenedesmus obliquus, Sorastrum spinulosum, Spirogyra sp., Spondylosium sp., Staurastrum alternans, Staurastrum anatinum, Staurastrum avicula, Staurastrum brevispinum, Staurastrum furcigerum, Staurastrum inconspicuum, Staurastrum setigerum, Staurastrum sp.1, Staurastrum tetracerum, Stauridium tetras, Staurodesmus convergens, Staurodesmus cuspidatus, Staurodesmus dickiei, Staurodesmus glaber, Stichococcus sp., Strombomonas sp., Synura cf. adamsii, Synura sp., Tabellaria sp., Tetradesmus wisconsinense, Tetradinium javanicum, Tetraedron regulare, Tetraspora lubrica, Trachelomonas sp.1, Trachelomonas volvocina, Uronema sp., Volvox cf. globator, Xanthidium antilopaeum var. minneapoliense