Study

The Carolina Herp Atlas: an online, citizen-science approach to document amphibian and reptile occurrences

  • Published source details Price S.J. & Dorcas M.E. (2011) The Carolina Herp Atlas: an online, citizen-science approach to document amphibian and reptile occurrences. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 6, 287-296.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Engage volunteers to collect amphibian data (citizen science)

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Engage volunteers to collect amphibian data (citizen science)

    A study in 2007–2009 of an online citizen science project, the Carolina Herp Atlas, in the USA (Price & Dorcas 2011) found that 698 volunteers registered and contributed 11,663 amphibian and reptile occurrence records. Numbers of records submitted by each volunteer varied from one to 4,452. Seventy-four people submitted 10 or more records. Distribution data were submitted for 32 frog and 51 salamander species, several of which were considered priority species in Carolina. Members of the public registered on the website to contribute data to the online database. Data were archived and distributed to a large online audience (registered and non-registered). Participants were initially recruited by contacting local and state wildlife managers, birding clubs, schools and other potentially interested groups. The project was advertised in wildlife-related publications and magazines and at scientific meetings in North and South Carolina.

     

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