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Data for the ‘Orchid Observers’ project

Subtitle:
Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries
Abstract:

Orchid Observers is a collaboration between the Natural History Museum and the University of Oxford. The project is located on the Zooniverse platform and has been developed as part of the Constructing Scientific Communities Project. Fifty-six native species of orchid grow wild in the UK, flowering from April to September. Recent research indicates that climate change is affecting the flowering time of the early spider orchid, Ophrys sphegodes. The Natural History Museum (NHM) wants to find o...

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English
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Principal Investigator, Researcher, Creator
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Astrophysics
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Zooniverse
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Contributor, Creator
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Grant:
LH/L007010/1
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Project
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Publication date:
2017
Spatial coverage:
United Kingdom
Data collected:
2015 - 2018
Language:
English
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Digital
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The data will enable UK orchid distribution and population health to be assessed in detail. Orchid Observers will create modern records from across the UK combined with historical data to build up a 180 year time series of orchid flowering times that can be compared against key climate variables. Using the Zooniverse platform, participants can upload their photographs of orchids in flower in their own area, help identify the species in each photograph and classify the flowering stage. Volunte... Expand documentation

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