BowerBird builds new nest on iNaturalist

24 June, 2019 ALA Newsletter, Citizen science

The BowerBird.org.au site for sharing and discussing biodiversity is closing down after more than 10 years, but its citizen science community will continue to thrive. Dr Ken Walker, the Senior Curator of Entomology at Museums Victoria and founder of BowerBird, shares some of his favourite discovery stories with us and explains how BowerBird users are continuing to participate in biodiversity science through iNaturalist.

Image: BowerBird builds new nest on iNaturalist

ALA—iNaturalist collaboration

8 May, 2019 ALA Blog, Citizen science

This month, we signed a member agreement with the global biodiversity social network iNaturalist.

Image: ALA—iNaturalist collaboration

Empowering future Indigenous land managers

7 May, 2019 ALA Blog, Citizen science, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

Intergenerational traditional ecological knowledge transfer and Citizen Science

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Citizen Science: Innovation in open science, society and policy

24 October, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

A new open access book explores the active participation of the public in science, innovation and society, including a case study from the Atlas of Living Australia.

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Another way to find citizen science projects

7 August, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

People keen to contribute to a science project can now use People Powered – a new search tool designed to help citizens connect with science projects around Australia.

Image: Another way to find citizen science projects

Brisbane City Council selects ALA for biodiversity data management

30 July, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science, Data

The largest local government in Australia, Brisbane City Council, has chosen the Atlas of Living Australia as its approved corporate platform for environmental data storage, collection and analysis.

Image: Brisbane City Council selects ALA for biodiversity data management

Environmental monitoring workshops for Queensland’s Nature Refuges

27 June, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

The Condamine Alliance is working with Nature Refuge landowners to teach best practice environmental monitoring using the ALA’s BioCollect tool.

Image: Environmental monitoring workshops for Queensland’s Nature Refuges

Volunteers tackling digitisation of collections

18 April, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

Digitisation of collections continues as DigiVol reaches 3,000 registered volunteers.

Image: Volunteers tackling digitisation of collections

Sea Search app launched by Parks Victoria

28 February, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

Volunteers can now use the new Sea Search app to help monitor and protect Victoria’s rich marine parks.

Image: Sea Search app launched by Parks Victoria