CitationAtlas of Living Australia (2017). ClimateWatch. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/xlx9o4 accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-04-26.
DescriptionClimateWatch is a citizen science project developed by Earthwatch with the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne to understand how climate change is affecting the seasonal behaviour (or phenology) of Australia’s plants and animals.
ClimateWatch gives every Australian the opportunity to participate in scientifically valid climate change data collection. Observations can be made at one of over 40 ClimateWatch trails across the country (www.climatewatch.org.au/trails), or anywhere else in Australia. Sightings are recorded using a smartphone application or online. Over 170 species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and marine flora and fauna are currently being monitored. The species (http://www.climatewatch.org.au/species) have been selected by the ClimateWatch scientific advisory panel to study changes in location or seasonal behaviour. Observation methodologies and details about the project are outlined at www.climatewatch.org.au.
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