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Experiencing biodiversity - How nature research benefits from interactive web maps on your own doorstep

WorkgroupRealistic Depictions Lab
FundingFederal Ministry of Education and Research, Funding Area Citizen Science
Project description

How do different ways of visualization of the spatial distribution of animal species affect the acquisition of competence and knowledge as well as the citizen science commitment? The project "Experience biodiversity" investigated this question. Together with the project partners Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig, and Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA), Münster, an intuitive online portal was developed, offering citizen scientists extended possibilities for analysing and evaluating their data on bird sightings. This online portal is freely available under and can now be used by other citizen science projects, too.


Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig

Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., Münster