THE RESULTS ARE IN AND THE WINNERS ARE?

First, all of you - we broke the records of most species (4874 species) and most observations (20823 species) for a Personal Bioblitz, with a very large margin. Sara Rall broke the record of most observations reported by a single participant (4907, about 25% of the total observations this year). This is amazingly impressive.

Here is a summary of the winners - details will soon be in a full report on our website. Note that the number of species have been corrected and are not correct on the project home page - most people have higher numbers than the home page states.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS - you all worked very hard and I hope you had great fun!

Top ten overall for species:

  1. Annika Lindqvist (830) [citizen scientist from Texas]
  2. Eva Hedström (685) [field biologist/chemist from Sweden]
  3. Sara Rall (672) [citizen scientist from New Jersey]
  4. Torbjörn Peterson (580) [herpetologist from Sweden]
  5. John Beetham (502) [citizen scientist from New Jersey]
  6. Lena Struwe (481) [botanist at Rutgers University, NJ]
  7. Ashley Goncalves (470) [undergraduate student at Rutgers University, NJ]
  8. Tyler Christensen (459) [undergraduate student at Rutgers University, NJ]
  9. Julie Tuttle (452) [ecologist at University of North Carolina, NC]
  10. Claus Holzapfel (451) [plant ecologist at Rutgers University, NJ]

Winners in separate categories for most species:
Undergraduate students: Ashley Goncalves (470)

Graduate students: Joni Baumgarten (271)

Staff, faculty (including retired): Lena Struwe (481)
Friends: Annika Lindqvist (830)
Family members: Eva Hedström (685)

Alumni: John Beetham (502)

Top ten overall for observations:

  1. Sara Rall (4,907) [citizen scientist from New Jersey]
  2. Annika Lindqvist (1,928) [physician from Texas]
  3. Eva Hedström (1,275) [field biologist and chemist from Sweden]
  4. Torbjörn Peterson (1,131) [herpetologist from Sweden]
  5. John Beetham (962) [citizen scientist from New Jersey]
  6. Susan Hewitt (954) [malacologist from New York, NY]
  7. Erik Danielson (822) [citizen scientist from Staten Island, NY]
  8. Lena Struwe (816) [botanist at Rutgers University, NJ]
  9. Julie Tuttle (596) [ecologist at University of North Carolina, NC]
  10. Alan Weakley (560) [botanist at University of North Carolina, NC]

Winners in separate categories for most observations
Undergraduate students: Ashley Goncalves (512)

Graduate students: Joni Baumgarten (536)
Staff, faculty: Lena Struwe (816)
Friends: Sara Rall (4907)
Family members: Eva Hedström (1275)

Alumni: John Beetham (962)

Most observed species - they are not all birds this year!

  1. Garlic mustard (110 observations) - Alliaria petiolata, flowering plant
  2. Common dandelion (107 observations) - Taraxacum officinale, flowering plant
  3. Mugwort (91 observations) - Artemisia vulgaris, flowering plant
  4. Multiflora rose (87 observations) - Rosa multiflora, flowering plant
  5. Common greenshield lichen (87 observations) - Flavoparmelia caperata, lichen
  6. Japanese honeysuckle (82 observations) - Lonicera japonica, flowering plant
  7. Poison ivy (81 observations) - Toxicodendron radicans, flowering plant
  8. American Robin (77 observations) - Turdus migratorius, bird
  9. Wild garlic (75 observations) - Allim vineale, flowering plant
  10. Hairy bittercress (70 observations) - Cardamine hirsuta, flowering plant
  11. Eastern Gray Squirrell (68 observations) - Sciurus carolinensis, mammal
  12. Common chickweed (68 observations) - Stellaria media, flowering plant
  13. Eastern red cedar (66 observations) - Juniperus virginiana, conifers
  14. Black cherry (66 observations) - Prunus serotina, flowering plant
  15. American beech (63 observations) - Fagus grandifolia, flowering plant

When the full report is up, I will notify all of you via e-mail, Facebook group, and as a journal post on the iNaturalist project page.

Lena Struwe

Posted by vilseskog vilseskog, June 02, 2017 03:31

Comments

With so many observations it must have been a very time consuming job to go through all of them to verify them! I myself is having fun lazily looking at everyone's interesting observations.

Just a comment about my profession - not a physician, but a basic scientist in the medical field. I think the most appropriate in this context is to call me a "citizen scientist". :-)

Posted by annikaml over 4 years ago (Flag)

Hi Annika - OK, we will update that about you, sorry about the mistake.
We didn't have time to verify everything, it would be impossible. About 50% of observations do not have photos either. We just did the best we could, considering time constraints :) With time, more will be verified by people on iNaturalist. Congratulations to your amazing WIN!

Posted by vilseskog over 4 years ago (Flag)

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