Mural being donated, location sought

Hi Dawn – one clarification –

I was mistaken concerning the Hellbender as the species selected for Knoxville –

The species selected for Knoxville is a freshwater clam – which has its own storied history in Knoxville and the Tennessee River; these animals were in fact a major component of Native American diets and the foundation for the freshwater pearl and button industry in the Southeast.

The McClung Museum in Knoxville has a special collection of "freshwater pearly mussels."

I did my 8th grade science project on them, they are quite beautiful animals!

-Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
tjessel@utk.edu

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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