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TDWG is descending on a part of the world exceptionally rich in biodiversity. We won't have time for a true bioblitz, but, to encourage exploration and exposure to tools for citizen science, we are planning to put together a biodiversity snapshot of TDWG 2016, built out of images posted throughout the week by meeting participants.
 
TDWG is descending on a part of the world exceptionally rich in biodiversity. We won't have time for a true bioblitz, but, to encourage exploration and exposure to tools for citizen science, we are planning to put together a biodiversity snapshot of TDWG 2016, built out of images posted throughout the week by meeting participants.
  
'''I'm in meetings all week - when am I supposed to observe?'''<br />
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===I'm in meetings all week - when am I supposed to observe?===
 
We've scheduled a visit to the Soltis Centre for Thursday afternoon. This will be the highlight of the "bioblitz". On other days, please post your ad-hoc observations, and consider volunteering to lead an observing session (e.g. a birding trip, or moth-lighting evening) targeted at a taxonomic group of your expertise.  
 
We've scheduled a visit to the Soltis Centre for Thursday afternoon. This will be the highlight of the "bioblitz". On other days, please post your ad-hoc observations, and consider volunteering to lead an observing session (e.g. a birding trip, or moth-lighting evening) targeted at a taxonomic group of your expertise.  
  
'''How can I submit observations?'''<br />
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===How can I submit observations?===
 
We will create an iNaturalist project for the bioblitz, and encourage  
 
We will create an iNaturalist project for the bioblitz, and encourage  
 
the use of iNaturalist to make observations. You can browse through some  
 
the use of iNaturalist to make observations. You can browse through some  
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project is not yet public, but Pierre has offered to give us access.
 
project is not yet public, but Pierre has offered to give us access.
  
'''What if I can't identify the species?'''<br />
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===What if I can't identify the species?===

Latest revision as of 22:25, 27 November 2016

What's this all about?

TDWG is descending on a part of the world exceptionally rich in biodiversity. We won't have time for a true bioblitz, but, to encourage exploration and exposure to tools for citizen science, we are planning to put together a biodiversity snapshot of TDWG 2016, built out of images posted throughout the week by meeting participants.

I'm in meetings all week - when am I supposed to observe?

We've scheduled a visit to the Soltis Centre for Thursday afternoon. This will be the highlight of the "bioblitz". On other days, please post your ad-hoc observations, and consider volunteering to lead an observing session (e.g. a birding trip, or moth-lighting evening) targeted at a taxonomic group of your expertise.

How can I submit observations?

We will create an iNaturalist project for the bioblitz, and encourage the use of iNaturalist to make observations. You can browse through some iNaturalist-based bioblitzes at http://www.inaturalist.org/pages/bioblitz+guide. It's straightforward to browse by taxon or by observer, and by observations for which help with identification has been requested.

eBird and Pl@ntNet are also great apps, and we will also support their use for recording observations. Steve Kelling (eBird) , and Pierre Bonnet (Pl@ntNet), are participating in the meeting and even though iNaturalist co-director Scott Loarie can not be with us, he has agreed to help us on line. Pl@ntNet's Central American project is not yet public, but Pierre has offered to give us access.

What if I can't identify the species?