Trying to engage the crowd in recording invasive alien species in Europe: experiences from two smartphone applications in northwest Europe

Tim Adriaens, Michael Sutton-Croft, Katy Owen, Dimitri Brosens, Johan van Valkenburg, Dave Kilbey, Quentin Groom, Carolin Ehmig, Florian Thürkow, Peter Van Hende, Katrin Schneider

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    Abstract

    New technologies such as smartphone application software (apps) are increasingly used to reach a wider audience on the subject of invasive alien species (IAS) and to involve the public in recording them. In this paper we present two of the more recent smartphone applications for IAS recording in northwest Europe, the RINSE That’s Invasive! app and the KORINA app. We present an overview of available smartphone apps for IAS recording in Europe and address issues of data integration, data openness, data quality, data harmonisation and database
    interoperability. Finally, we make some recommendations for future app design.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalManagement of Biological Invasions
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)215–225
    Number of pages11
    ISSN1989-8649
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10-Mar-2015

    Thematic list

    • Invasive species (nature management)
    • Invasive species (fauna management)
    • Invasive species (damage management)
    • Invasive species (management)
    • Invasive species (species diversity)
    • Management monitoring

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B003-ecology

    Free keywords

    • biological recording
    • citizen science
    • early warning
    • app
    • smartphone
    • technology
    • data management

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