Project Rules, Inclusion Criteria, and FAQs

We have received some good questions about whether or not a given observation should qualify for inclusion in the project. To make our rules more explicit, we're outlining them here. If you are still unsure whether your observation qualifies, feel free to ask in the comments below.

The goal of this project is to identify the non-captive/non-cultivated species that can be found in a newly formed ecosystem: the interior of human habitations.

1. Be in a habitation: a habitation is any structure built by people with walls and a roof. In many regions, such habitations are relatively impermeable to, say, rat-sized organisms, but in some regions, habitations are more open. Since it’s a “habitation,” people have to be in it, at least occasionally, so structures that have been abandoned for years don't count. At the same time, portions of habitations rarely entered by people but closely associated with places we do enter ...more ↓

Posted on April 10, 2024 07:32 PM by bradleyallf bradleyallf | 6 comments | Leave a comment
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In studying life, scientists have overlooked many regions. Some regions have not been studied because they are so remote. Others because they are so diverse that it is hard to know where to even begin. Then there is the great indoors, which we believe has been understudied in part because it is so immediate. This project aims to document the species that live indoors with humans, including ...more ↓

robrdunn created this project on July 15, 2018
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