Leipoa ocellata

Adult malleefowl

Image: R Clark
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The DigiVol team from the Australian Museum are excited to offer the opportunity for the public to learn more about how the DigiVol online community is contributing to research and conservation efforts.

DigiVol is the Australian Museum's longest running citizen science program and is a collaboration between the Australian Museum and the Atlas of Living Australia. DigiVol.org is a crowdsourcing platform and a world leader in engaging volunteers globally to transcribe data from natural history and biodiversity collections.

In this webinar you will hear two 15-minute presentations from project leaders who utilise DigiVol in different ways to support their research. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and engage in further discussion.


Presenters

Bryophyte

Andrew Thornhill is a research scientist at the State Herbarium of South Australia and University of Adelaide and the curator of the bryophyte collection at the state herbarium.

Image: Andrew Thornhill
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Andrew Thornhill

Andrew is a research scientist at the State Herbarium of South Australia and University of Adelaide. He is the curator of the bryophyte collection at the state herbarium. Andrew will present a brief overview of what bryophytes are and the collections stored in Adelaide, that have been part of the DigiVol expeditions this year.


Malleefowl

Marc Irwin is the scientist behind the popular Malleefowl Threat Detector project on DigiVol.

Image: Marc Irvin
© Marc Irvin

Marc Irvin

Marc has been working as a Senior Threatened Species Officer with DPIE for more than 13 years, and for the past eight years has worked with Malleefowl across NSW. Malleefowl is a threatened species listed as Endangered in NSW and Vulnerable nationally. They are found in arid and semi-arid environments across Australia. Marc is the scientist behind the popular Malleefowl Threat Detector project on DigiVol which has now been running for 15 months.


Registrations have now closed.



The NSW Government SoS Program contributed financially to upgrades to the DigiVol system in 2019 to help make this project possible.