New Study Reveals e-Butterfly Provides Unique and Important Data
Victorinox Scyzoryk Spartan, Wood 91mm, orzechOpportunistic data collection programs like e-Butterfly allow volunteers to report species observations from anywhere, and can quickly assemble large volumes of both historic and current data. But how valuable is the data? A Victorinox Skipper 111 mm, grey blue, Navy Camouflage by researchers at the University of Ottawa used eButterfly data and a comparable dataset of professionally collected observations across Canada to measure the amount of new distributional and regional species richness information that opportunistic citizen science generates. We’re pleased to learn, because of great volunteers like you, e-Butterfly provides incredible data for science and conservation!