dunnart-at-large Curator

Joined: Dec 03, 2014 Last Active: Jun 17, 2018

I’m a threatened species zoologist based on the island state of Tasmania, Australia. I’m exploring novel approaches to meet the challenges of monitoring and managing Tasmania’s threatened species: from quolls and eagles to skinks and freshwater crayfish. I’m specifically focussing on developing bomb-proof, enduring citizen science study designs for long term population monitoring. I want to design surveys that are fun for the public to do while also delivering reliable, useful information.

In 2016, with the Bookend Trust, I set up the Claws on the Line project (Tasmanian Burrowing Crayfish on iNaturalist) to monitor threatened burrowing crayfish. We also helped pique people's interest in their local biodiversity and the fun of citizen science with two 'Extinction Matters' BioBlitzes, run on iNaturalist (Extinction Matters BioBlitz Hobart and Extinction Matters BioBlitz Latrobe). This year (2017) we are carrying out another BioBlitz in Kingborough.

More info on these efforts here: https://naturetrackers.org/ and here: http://extinctionmatters.com.au/

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