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Article on Canadian butterfly research and the potential benefits of citizen science

This Globe & Mail article from earlier this week profiles the work of the eButterfly team, and looks at the positive impact that citizen science (CS) has when there is high quality data. Many other research pieces focus on the quality of CS data, but the underlying research paper looks at the applicability of CS to see whether 'opportunistic' observations are novel or confirmatory relative to an existing professional dataset of specimen records. One example from the paper is that CS records added to geographic distribution information for over 80% of the species.

Some of you may be aware of the history, but the eButterfly developers worked closely with several representatives of the Toronto Entomologists' Association on the launch and early use of eButterfly. The TEA ...more ↓

Posted on October 13, 2018 01:23 PM by dkaposi dkaposi | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This project collects observations of native butterflies and skippers in Ontario for the Ontario Butterfly Atlas. The Toronto Entomologists' Association has been collecting observations in the province since 1969 and publishes the Atlas to share information on butterfly ...more ↓

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