THE RESULTS ARE IN.

Personal Bioblitz 2016 results
(preliminary report, 5/31/16 by Lena Struwe)

CUMULATIVE, in total
12572 observations = we broke the record this year
[in 2015 we had 11871 observations]
3437 species (=taxa) = we broke the record for wild and naturalized species in a personal bioblitz
[in 2014 we had 3563 species, which then included non-wild species]
[in 2015 we had 3347 species]
participants reported 1 to 1318 observations each
[in 2015 the most observations reported by anybody was 1437: Michael Gochfield]
participants reported 1 to 1001 species each
[in 2014 the most species seen by anybody was 1126, including non-wild species, by Eva Hedström]
[in 2015 the most species seen by anybody was 800, byMichael Gochfield]
76 participants
[in 2015 we had 80 participants]

MOST SPECIES SEEN BY PERSON - WINNERS in the competition
(=Taxa - higher ranks count too for organisms that couldn't be identified to species level)
(number of taxa in parenthesis after name)
1st place 2nd place
Undergraduate students Kurtis Himmler (329) Jason Hafstad (283)
Graduate students Nicholas Pollock (208) Joni Baumgarten (200)
Staff Hadas Parag (848) Kevin Wyman (126)
Friends Torbjörn Peterson (516) Jason Grant (336)
Relatives Eva Hedström (537) Susan Miller (37)
Alumni Cailin O'Connor (324) Ann Lang (36)
Retired faculty and staff Michael Gochfield (601) Chuck Martin (119)
Faculty Claes Holzapfel (1001) Lena Struwe (594)

MOST OBSERVATIONS SEEN BY A PERSON - WINNERS in the competition
(number of observations in parenthesis after name)
1st place 2nd place
Undergraduate students Jason Hafstad (585) Kurtis Himmler (386)
Graduate students Joni Baumgarten (419) Natalie Lemanski (277)
Staff Hadas Parag (877) Kevin Wyman (147)
Friends Torbjörn Peterson (611) Jason Grant (336)
Relatives Eva Hedström (1020) Susan Miller (62)
Alumni Cailin O'Connor (729) Ann Lang (41)
Retired faculty and staff Michael Gochfield (1088) Chuck Martin (128)
Faculty Lena Struwe (1318) Claes Holzapfel (1038)

LOCALLY: We reported 6312 observations (50%) from New Jersey (USA), and of these Cailin O'Connor was the most active observer (725 observations).

NATIONALLY: We had observations from United States (Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida,Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington),

INTERNATIONALLY: We had observations from Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestina, Qatar, Sweden. Switzerland, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands (Saint Croix) and North Atlantic Ocean.

DATA QUALITY: Observations get graded as Casual (no photo or cultivated/captive), Needs ID (someone needs to agree with the identification), and Research Grade (with photo, geolocated, and species identification confirmed by another iNaturalist user). Within the Personal Bioblitz 2016 we had 3135 research grade observations (with most reported by Cailin O'Connor), 4133 as Needs ID, and 5125 as Casual.

For further breakdown of the data into taxonomic groups, time of observations, etc - that will come later.

Thanks for your participation in the 2016 Personal Bioblitz!
Lena Struwe and the leadership team
Lena.struwe@rutgers.edu

Posted by vilseskog vilseskog, May 31, 2016 11:53 PM

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Phenomenal!!!! What a great job -- awesome to see the differences in each year too.

And each time people make observations, it adds such tremendous value to the entire database here on iNat. I hope that each participant realized what a valuable contribution he/she made. Thanks! :)

Posted by sambiology over 2 years ago (Flag)

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