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Electronic Field Guides and User Communities in the Eco-Informatics Revolution

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dc.contributor.author Stevenson, R. D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Haber, William A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Morris, Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:01:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:01:00Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-12-01 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3430
dc.description.abstract "The recognition that taxonomy is central to the conservation of biodiversity has reestablished the critical role of taxonomy in biology. However, many of the tools taxonomists produce for the identification and characterization of species, e.g., dichotomous keys, have been difficult to use and largely ignored by the general public in favor of field guides, which are essentially browsable picture guides. We review the role of field guides in species identification and discuss the application of a host of digital technologies to produce user-friendly tools for identification that are likely to greatly enhance species identification in the field by nonspecialists. We suggest that wider adoption of the citizen science model and the use of electronic field guides will enhance public understanding and participation in biodiversity monitoring." en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject citizen participatory management en_US
dc.title Electronic Field Guides and User Communities in the Eco-Informatics Revolution en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US

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