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Monday, June 30, 2008

Elsewhere Online: Gathering Bird Observations Throughout the Western Hemisphere from IT Conversations

This podcast interview from IT Conversations came up in my playlist today while I was driving to a client call and I found it very interesting. I think it is an example of how community driven programs can really help the exploration of science in the coming years.

Gathering Bird Observations Throughout the Western Hemisphere

Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators

32 minutes, 14.9mb, recorded 2008-04-29

Topics: The Internet and the World Wide Web Social Networks and Networking

Janis Dickinson directs the citizen science program at Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators with Jon Udell she discusses the lab's various projects. One of them, eBird, is an online system that gathers bird observations from recreational and professional birdwatchers the world. Their efforts are helping scientists answer questions about the diversity and abundance of birds.

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