Climate watch create_a_trail_2011

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Climate watch create_a_trail_2011

  1. 1. Program Partnersclimatewatch.org.auFounding Sponsor Marine Sponsor Principal Sponsor Data contributes to
  2. 2. climatewatch.org.au 1. Introduction (30 minutes) 2. Explore the Trail (30 minutes) 3. Enter Data (15 minutes) 4. Create A Trail Process (10 minutes) 5. Conclusion (5 minutes)
  3. 3. About EarthwatchEarthwatch promotes sustainability by engaging people in science-based conservation.► Founded in Massachusetts, 1971► Earthwatch Australia incorporated 1982► Solutions focused and non-adversarial► In 2009, 100 projects in 42 countries► 3,500 ‘citizen scientists’ involved each year► Making a difference – More than 150 new species of plants & animals discovered in Australia in 2009 – Partnering with responsible businesses for more than 20 years – 139 new management strategies developed since 2002 – 224 peer reviewed scientific publications in Australia Winner of the 2009 Prime Minister’s Award for Australian Environmentalist of the Year
  4. 4. About EarthwatchThree tiers of engagement SCIENCE COMMUNITY BUSINESS GOVERNMENT
  5. 5. Three tiers of engagement
  6. 6. Australia’s changing climate
  7. 7. Australia’s changing climate
  8. 8. Australia’s Biogeography
  9. 9. 2007 IPCC 4AR
  10. 10. Australian Magpie Nesting is linked to temperature AUSTRALIAN MAGPIE (Gibbs 2007 Emu 107: 284-293) 400 NSW Atlas Day of year 300 Atlas 2 Nest Record Scheme 200 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 Altitude (m)
  11. 11. Common Brown Butterfly is emerging earlier
  12. 12. climatewatch.org.au What is ClimateWatch?
  13. 13. climatewatch.org.auClimateWatch allows every Australian to help shape our country’sscientific response to climate change. • What is it? – which species • Where was it? – location it was seen • When was it there? – date of the observation • How was it behaving? – nesting, flowering, calling
  14. 14. Flowering: A seasonal event Time
  15. 15. A shifting in timing Time
  16. 16. ClimateWatch Development Technical Advisory Panel Science Advisory PanelCommunity Engagement Panel
  17. 17. ClimateWatch Indicator Species Groups
  18. 18. Why monitor these species? Essential Optional Iconic Common, Easy to identify International Broad distribution Seasonal Event Historical data Linked to another indicator Observer network Process eg pollination Indigenous links Current research Safe Representative of regional ecosystem
  19. 19. How to record using a map Species/How Many/Behaviour/Comments
  20. 20. OBSERVE. RECORD. DISCOVER Lets go for a walk…
  21. 21. Citizen Scientist Capacity Building Increasing individual confidence and skill RegularWhat is Register 1 Record 5+ Records SeasonalClimateWatch Records Increasing data quality
  22. 22. IKEA Effect
  23. 23. Creating a ClimateWatch Trail Choose a Trail Site Shortlist ClimateWatch Send to ClimateWatch species from the site • Species list, management plan or • Key plant locations, flora/fauna list • Water/Frog locations, ClimateWatch creates Start observing and • Activity Page, recording • Recording sheet, • Compiled fieldguide,
  24. 24. Why record on data on a ClimateWatch Trail?
  25. 25. Be featured in a ClimateWatch news item
  26. 26. How is ClimateWatch data validated and interpreted Climate Watch - Tadarida australis data Oct to Dec 2010 110 120 130 140 150 160 Summer Presence Data Tadarida australis Observations -5 Summer Absence Data 6 5 -15 Observations per day 4 3 -25 2 1 -35 0 15-Oct 22-Oct 29-Oct 5-Nov 12-Nov 19-Nov 26-Nov 3-Dec -45
  27. 27. Australian Curriculum Links L7 – L10 SCIENCE UNDERSTANDING • Biological Sciences SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR • Nature and the development of Science • Use and influence of Science SCIENCE INQUIRY SKILLS • Planning and Conducting • Processing and analysing data and information • Communicating
  28. 28. climatewatch.org.au rweatherill@earthwatch.org.au @Earthwatch_Aus Program PartnersFounding Sponsor Marine Sponsor Principal Sponsor Data contributes to

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