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Trying to engage the crowd in recording invasive alien species in Europe: experiences from two smartphone applications in northwest Europe
Adriaens, T.; Sutton-Croft, M.; Owen, K.; Brosens, D.; van Valkenburg, J.; Kilbey, D.; Groom, Q.; Ehmig, C.; Thürkow, F.; Van Hende, P.; Schneider, K. (2015). Trying to engage the crowd in recording invasive alien species in Europe: experiences from two smartphone applications in northwest Europe. Manag. Biol. Inv. 6(2): 215–225. hdl.handle.net/10.3391/mbi.2015.6.2.12
In: Management of Biological Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1989-8649, more
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Keywords
    Data management; Technology
Author keywords
    Biological recording; Citizen science; Early warning; App

Authors  Top 
  • Adriaens, T., more
  • Sutton-Croft, M.
  • Owen, K.
  • Brosens, D., more
  • van Valkenburg, J.
  • Kilbey, D.
  • Groom, Q., more
  • Ehmig, C.
  • Thürkow, F.
  • Van Hende, P.
  • Schneider, K.

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.

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