Category Archives: Citizen science

Jungle Rhythms: find the rhythm of tropical trees

This week I launched a new Zooniverse project, Jungle Rhythms, that aims to digitize thousands of pages of detailed historical observations of the life cycle of trees in Africa. Belgian scientists were stationed at the Yangambi Research Station in what … Continue reading

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Season Spotter’s unregistered volunteers

The masterful Brooke Simmons (of Galaxy Zoo fame) kindly shared a script of hers that takes the classifications from a project and groups them based on strings of classifications that appear to have been done by the same person. When … Continue reading

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Thank you

As we celebrate a significant milestone in Season Spotter, I find myself reflecting on how we got here. It has now been four and a half years since Andrew Richardson and I began thinking about how to more broadly engage … Continue reading

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100,000 classifications!

We have reached 100,000 classifications on Season Spotter! Thank you all! With this milestone, I have had a quick look at how all those classifications got made. About 75% of the classifications have been made in the Questions part of … Continue reading

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Making observations or classifying images: you can do both

I must admit, I have a bit of an obsession with plants and citizen science projects.  Not just any plant projects, but those that focus on plant phenology, the science of when plants flower, leaf, and fruit. One of the … Continue reading

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Back to school

Kids are going back to school this week in the northeast United States, where I live. And some of them will learn about the seasons in their classrooms. One of the great things about plant phenology is that it’s so … Continue reading

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