Long-term ecological experiments forever! - Unique challenges and opportunities.
This virtual issue marks the tenth anniversary of the Ecological Continuity Trust, which a group of British Ecological Society (BES) members founded as a charity in 2008 with the specific aim of helping to protect and foster long-term ecological experiments.
biodiversity  biological_recording  monitoring 
7 days ago
Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS)
The Insect Survey is host to a nationwide network of light-traps and suction-traps that collect invaluable data on the migration of moths and aphids.
biodiversity  biological_recording  monitoring  visualisation  lepidoptera  moths  aphids 
13 days ago
German photo gallery covering many Diptera families
biodiversity  identification  diptera 
15 days ago
Glasgow Naturalist 26 (1) - cathrinegrass-snakes.compressed.pdf
"a useful case study for
biological recording, identifying a number of
common sources of error even for a distinctive large
vertebrate with relatively few records"
biodiversity  biological_recording  herptiles  data_management  verification 
23 days ago
Caste-Specific Demography and Phenology in Bumblebees: Modelling BeeWalk Data | SpringerLink
Our results demonstrate the changes in both phenology and productivity between years and provide an invaluable tool for monitoring bumblebee populations, many of which are in decline, in the UK and around the world.
biodiversity  bees  hymenoptera  pollination  trends  biological_recording  monitoring 
5 weeks ago
Pollinator effectiveness and fruit set in common ivy, Hedera helix (Araliaceae) | Request PDF
Our observations suggest that Vespula wasps are potentially the most effective pollinators
biodiversity  pollination  hymenoptera  wasps 
7 weeks ago
Deliverable_N2_Bis_07_05 - Deliverable_N2.pdf
PSD download of a species traits analysis for freshwater macroinvertebrates
freshwater  traits 
10 weeks ago
Digital technology and the conservation of nature | SpringerLink
Digital technology is changing nature conservation in increasingly profound ways. We describe this impact and its significance through the concept of ‘digital conservation’, which we found to comprise five pivotal dimensions: data on nature, data on people, data integration and analysis, communication and experience, and participatory governance.
biodiversity  biological_recording  apps  technology 
10 weeks ago
Exploring the role of smartphone technology for citizen science in agriculture | SpringerLink
We investigated (1) farmer ownership and use of smartphone technologies, (2) farmer use of farm-specific management apps, and (3) farmer interest and willingness to participate in agricultural citizen science projects.
biodiversity  biological_recording  apps  agriculture 
10 weeks ago
Imagining wildlife: New technologies and animal censuses, maps and museums - ScienceDirect
We collected interview and archival data from UK-based conservation organisations with regard to their use of digital technologies for wildlife monitoring.
biodiversity  biological_recording  monitoring  technology  remote  citizenscience 
10 weeks ago
New app makes identifying moths easier | Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
We make use of the millions of records gathered through Butterfly Conservation’s National Moth Recording Scheme, to provide an illustrated list of the larger moth species seen at this time of year in your area. With moth images, flight charts and the frequency that each species has been recorded based on your location and the date, What’s Flying Tonight can help with species identification.
biodiversity  apps  identification  moths  lepidoptera  phenology 
10 weeks ago
mySoil App | British Geological Survey (BGS)
mySoil gives you access to a comprehensive European soil properties map within a single app. Discover what lies beneath your feet and help us to build a community dataset by submitting your own soil information.
geology  apps  maps 
10 weeks ago
iNaturalist app
I don't use this for recording (it is not linked to many UK recording schemes) but I do use the auto-image-recognition feature to help with IDs - also available in the Apple store
biodiversity  identification  automated_identification  apps 
10 weeks ago
The tidyverse is an opinionated collection of R packages designed for data science. All packages share an underlying design philosophy, grammar, and data structures.
R  data_management 
11 weeks ago
Towards global data products of Essential Biodiversity Variables on species traits | Nature Ecology & Evolution
A species trait can be defined as any phenological, morphological, physiological, reproductive or behavioural characteristic of a species that can be measured at an individual level
biodiversity  traits  biological_recording  data_management 
11 weeks ago
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