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Citizen Science

From time to time the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club is asked if members can send observations or carry out more active research into a topic about the natural world.

This page provides contact details and some descriptions for citizen science opportunities. They are listed in chronological order as they are received.


 

Instructions for using iNaturalist

iNaturalist is used around the world to record observations of nature. It is widely used by citizen scientists.

Find out more here: https://www.inaturalist.org/

Here is a pdf of step by step instructions written by Clare Hawkins for using iNaturalist.

iNaturalist for the dubious

Added 24 September 2020


Nature Trackers website

Nature Trackers is the Bookend Trust's overall site of citizen science projects: https://naturetrackers.com.au/


 Flame Robins Survey

Call for observations from Central North Field Naturalists.

To find out and to participate, visit:

https://www.disjunctnaturalists.com/robins/index.htm


BushBlitz Backyard Species Discovery

https://www.facebook.com/EarthwatchAustralia/photos/a.149758055050679/3501333483226436/?type=3

https://bushblitz.org.au/

(Added 25 April 2020)


 Earthwatch Australia

https://www.facebook.com/EarthwatchAustralia/

(Added 25 April 2020)


Vegetation Surveys - Help wanted

Assist a PhD student researching impact of fallow deer in Central Plateau. More...

 (Added 10 September 2019)


Anaspides Study

A request for information about the distribution of Anaspides (Tasmanian mountain shrimp) from a German-Australian research team.  Read more here.


 Save our Seabirds

Appeal from the Pennicott Foundation    l     Pennicot Foundation website

(Added 17 December 2018, updated 20 August 2019)


 Help to eliminate European Wasps from Mt Wellington Park

Recently while enjoying a walk on Mt Wellington, two of our members met one of the Park Rangers who was eradicating European Wasp nests. The Ranger requests that anyone who comes across a nest should contact him, and provide information on location of the next, by a GPS reading if available.

Wellington Park Ranger:

Ben Masterman

Email: ben.masterman@wellingtonpark.org.au

Phone: 6238 2976,  0408 517 534