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Last week Dr. Clemens Jacobs successfully defended his PhD about methods for assessing the data quality of citizen science observations of organisms.
Congratulations, well done!!! We wish all the very best for the future!

The research aimed at using geographic context as an information source for estimating the plausibility of an observation, e.g., of a bird, which was [...]

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Observations of living organisms by citizen scientists that are reported to online portals are a valuable source of information. They are also a special kind of volunteered geographic information (VGI). VGI data have issues of completeness, which arise from biases caused by the opportunistic nature of the data collection process. We examined the completeness of [...]

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Recently, a new open access handbook edited by Capineri, et.al and supported by the European Commission - COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) has been published.
This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web [...]

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On the 5th and 6th of March, members of our working group Clemens Jacobs and René Westerholt visited the kickoff meeting of the WIPs-DE project, a Germany-wide effort to improve protection of certain plant species, sponsored by Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN, Bundesamt of Naturschutz) in the federal biodiversity programme. Among other goals, the [...]

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