Collaborative extension of biodiversity monitoring protocols in the bird watching community

Cottman-Fields, Mark, Brereton, Margot, Wimmer, Jason, & Roe, Paul (2014) Collaborative extension of biodiversity monitoring protocols in the bird watching community. In Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium papers, and Keynote abstracts - Volume 2, ACM, Windhoek, Namibia, pp. 111-114.

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Citizen science projects have demonstrated the advantages of people with limited relevant prior knowledge participating in research. However, there is a difference between engaging the general public in a scientific project and entering an established expert community to conduct research. This paper describes our ongoing acoustic biodiversity monitoring collaborations with the bird watching community. We report on findings gathered over six years from participation in bird walks, observing conservation efforts, and records of personal activities of experienced birders. We offer an empirical study into extending existing protocols through in-context collaborative design involving scientists and domain experts.

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ID Code: 75545
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: bioacoustics, ecoacoustics, acoustic sensing, biodiversity monitoring, birding, bird watching, domain expertise, protocols, collaborative design, collaborative extension, big data
DOI: 10.1145/2662155.2662193
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3214-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The authors
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 23:45
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 16:39

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