Citizen science and biodiversity


Citizen science, or the gathering of data by the public, is an increasingly important resource for biodiversity research.  Virtually every natural science field offers the opportunity to contribute to new and ongoing studies through everyday observation.   The list on this page will continue to grow with recommendations and suggestions.


Surveying Maryland’s bog turtle population

Databases of citizen science projects:


For the Maryland Biodiversity Project:

International monitoring and identification tools:

Australia/Tasmania biodiversity sites

New Zealand biodiversity sites:


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