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Webinar: Working with species occurrence data from citizen science: lessons from a review of analysis approaches
Wednesday, 04 December 2019, 1:30
Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 1:30PM. Webinar: Working with species occurrence data from citizen science: lessons from a review of analysis approaches. Caitlin Mandeville, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and NOAA Central Library. More information here.
Citizen science programs that ask volunteers to report species observations to online databases have become popular, resulting in an enormous amount of openly available biodiversity data. But analyzing these data can be challenging, due to the lack of structured sampling design. We used a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature to describe trends in the analysis of citizen science species occurrence data, with lessons for researchers seeking to use citizen science data as well as managers of programs that collect biodiversity data from volunteers.