National Science Week: School Biodiversity Image Competition

9 May, 2018 ALA Blog, Education

Win prizes for taking wildlife images in your school yard and uploading them to the ALA!

Image: National Science Week: School Biodiversity Image Competition

eDNA and the ALA

8 May, 2018 ALA Blog

The Atlas of Living Australia is exploring the opportunities and implications of incorporating different types of data into its repository. In April, we attended a workshop on eDNA.

Image: eDNA and the ALA

Teacher adds first colour images of underwater species to ALA

24 April, 2018 ALA Blog, ALA User Profile

Victorian teacher Nick Shaw’s images of unusual underwater creatures with beautiful colouring quickly caught our eye.

Image: Teacher adds first colour images of underwater species to ALA

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