Volunteers tackling digitisation of collections

18 April, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

Digitisation of collections continues as DigiVol reaches 3,000 registered volunteers.

Image: Volunteers tackling digitisation of collections

The Tracks App: a bi-lingual mobile app exploring biodiversity in an indigenous context

22 March, 2018 ALA Blog, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

Rangers from the Central Land Council (CLC) now have the capacity to track threatened species in both English and Warlpiri as part of a comprehensive data collection, storage and management system supported by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).

Image: The Tracks App: a bi-lingual mobile app exploring biodiversity in an indigenous context

Sea Search app launched by Parks Victoria

28 February, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science

Volunteers can now use the new Sea Search app to help monitor and protect Victoria’s rich marine parks.

Image: Sea Search app launched by Parks Victoria

ALA in action: Trevor Booth, CSIRO Land and Water

26 February, 2018 ALA Blog, ALA Newsletter, ALA User Profile, Mapping & analysis

Trevor Booth uses the ALA to study where particular tree species can grow in Australia and overseas, under both current and future climatic conditions. In this article, Trevor describes some of his work and provides some useful tips for anyone using the ALA’s mapping and analysis features to study plant or animal distributions.

Image: ALA in action: Trevor Booth, CSIRO Land and Water

New ALA helpdesk

21 February, 2018 ALA Blog

Making it easier to access ALA support.

Image: New ALA helpdesk

Using the ALA in the classroom to celebrate traditional knowledge and culture

14 February, 2018 ALA Blog, Education

Former teacher and CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM Program Coordinator Geoff Guymer has a wealth of experience teaching in classrooms across Australia and loves using the ALA.

Image: Using the ALA in the classroom to celebrate traditional knowledge and culture

International data quality workshops focus on fitness for use

8 February, 2018 ALA Blog

At a recent meeting in Gainesville, Florida, an international group finalised a standard suite of data quality tests across biodiversity platforms.

Image: International data quality workshops focus on fitness for use

Watch out buzz bee, there’s a spider in the house…

22 January, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science, Collections

Citizen scientist witnesses world-first home-share between wolf spider and bee.

Image: Watch out buzz bee, there’s a spider in the house…