Author Archives: acrall

About acrall

I am an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on the development and evaluation of citizen science projects that support natural resource conservation.

What is Temporal Mismatching?

There are many reasons data that examine the timing of plant phenophases are important. One of these reasons is to provide data to support conservation efforts. Specifically, there are many species that depend on the timing of when plants flower, leaf, … Continue reading


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spring Challenge a Success!

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that participated in our Spring Challenge over the past month. Not just our volunteers but also our partners at SciStarter, Project Budburst, and the Zooniverse for helping us spread the word … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Launching Spring Challenge: Help Us Meet Our Goal!

Since our project started eight months ago, approximately 7,000 participants have made over 105,000 image classifications. And, although the project has come a long way, there are still many more images to be classified before our staff can begin to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Using nature journals to study phenology

Over time, many amateur and professional naturalists have kept journals to record their observations in nature. As observations are made at the same location over time, patterns of change begin to emerge. Records of these changes can provide evidence of … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Excited to Join the Team!

Many of you may have seen my name in recent talk posts on the Season Spotter project website and wondered “who is this?”  I am a new addition to the Season Spotter research team and am very excited to be part … Continue reading

Posted in Introductions | Leave a comment