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Citizen Science and Crowd-sourcing Biological Surveys

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Research 2013
Place of PublicationOxford
DatePublished - Sep 2013
EventDigital Research 2013 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201311 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceDigital Research 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period9/09/1311/09/13

Abstract

We report on the NatureLocator programme of digital research projects centred around the development and use of mobile applications to collect crowd-sourced data for biological surveys. With high-profile coverage by the BBC and other media, the initial NatureLocator project, "Leaf Watch: Conker Tree Science", used a bespoke smartphone app to gather geo-located observational data from members of the public and created the most comprehensive information on the UK distribution of the Leaf-Mining Moth (Cameraria Ohridella) to-date. Subsequent NatureLocator projects have refined and extended this approach to gather research data and raise awareness of other ecological threats.

    Research areas

  • citizen science, crowd-sourcing, e-Research, biological surveys

Event

Digital Research 2013

Duration9 Sep 201311 Sep 2013
CityOxford
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

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