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eBird: A citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences
New technologies are rapidly changing the way we collect, archive, analyze, and share scientific data. For example, over the next several years it is estimated that more than one billion autonomousExpand
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eBird: Engaging Birders in Science and Conservation
How do you successfully engage an audience in a citizen-science project? The processes developed by eBird (www.ebird.org), a fast-growing web-based tool that now gathers millions of bird observationsExpand
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Can Observation Skills of Citizen Scientists Be Estimated Using Species Accumulation Curves?
Volunteers are increasingly being recruited into citizen science projects to collect observations for scientific studies. An additional goal of these projects is to engage and educate theseExpand
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The Avian Knowledge Network : A partnership to organize, analyze, and visualize bird observation data for education, conservation, research, and land management
The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is an international collaboration of academic, non- government, and government institutions with the goal of organizing observations of birds into an interoperableExpand
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Abstract Beginning in the 1960s, the familiar giant swallowtail (Papilo cresphontes) expanded its range into southern California from the east. From 1996 through 2003, at least 23 giant swallowtailsExpand
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Obtaining New Insights for Biodiversity Conservation from Broad-Scale Citizen Science Data
Increasing public engagement in volunteer science1, either through data collection2 or processing3, is both raising public awareness of science and gathering useful information for scientists. WhileExpand
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