Mapping species distributions: A comparison of skilled naturalist and lay citizen science recording

  title={Mapping species distributions: A comparison of skilled naturalist and lay citizen science recording},
  author={Ren{\'e} van der Wal and Helen B. Anderson and Annie Robinson and Nirwan Sharma and Chris Mellish and Stuart Paul Masson Roberts and Ben Darvill and Advaith Siddharthan},
To assess the ability of traditional biological recording schemes and lay citizen science approaches to gather data on species distributions and changes therein, we examined bumblebee records from the UK’s national repository (National Biodiversity Network) and from BeeWatch. The two recording approaches revealed similar relative abundances of bumblebee species but different geographical distributions. For the widespread common carder (Bombus pascuorum), traditional recording scheme data were… CONTINUE READING
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