Citizen science and biodiversity

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Citizen science, or the gathering of data by the public, is an increasingly important resource for biodiversity research.  Virtually every natural science field offers the opportunity to contribute to new and ongoing studies through everyday observation.   The list on this page will continue to grow with recommendations and suggestions.

Here is a link to the submissions that I’ve made to NatureWatch NZ while living in Wellington.

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Surveying Maryland’s bog turtle population

Databases of citizen science projects:

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit

http://scistarter.com/page/Citizen%20Science.html

https://ccsinventory.wilsoncenter.org/

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For the Maryland Biodiversity Project:

http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/index.php

International monitoring and identification tools:

http://inaturalist.org

http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/info/citizenscience

Australia/Tasmania biodiversity sites

https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity

http://www.bushheritage.org.au/places-we-protect/tasmania/tasmanian-midlands

New Zealand biodiversity sites

http://naturewatch.org.nz

http://www.visitzealandia.com

 

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