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I spot @ vibrant nhm 10.1.13

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I spot @ vibrant nhm 10.1.13

  1. 1. Jonathan SilvertownThe Open University
  2. 2. www.ispot.org.uk
  3. 3. iSpot app forAndroid phones
  4. 4.  150,000 observations >250,000 images >20,000 registered users 7,000 species identified
  5. 5. “Likely ID”
  6. 6. Reputation
  7. 7. Rapid response of the iSpot social network Cumulative % identified Time taken for the first ID to be offered n = 64,669 Observations submitted without an ID
  8. 8. iSpot is scaleableObservations per month % receiving a Likely ID Months – Jan 2010 to Oct 2012 8
  9. 9. iSpotnetworking Observation Identifier n = 506
  10. 10. Schemes & societies on iSpot
  11. 11. iSpot helps people learn 407 Observers 20,350 Observations
  12. 12. Shieldbugs & allies • first Eurydema ornata record on the Gateway • an intriguing record of the Fire Bug Pyrrhocoris apterus in London • multiple records of the spectacular new arrival Leptoglossus occidentalis. • the data reflect recent northward and inland spread of species responding to climate change (eg Palomena prasinaDistribution of and Corizusthe c300 Thanks to hyoscyami)observations Dr T. Bantock
  13. 13. Species new to Britain discovered on iSpot
  14. 14. Species of conservation concern• Of 6,567 species in Gt Britain identified on iSpot to date:• 733 (11%) have a conservation listing, including: – BAP Priority species (c. 300) – Red-listed species (c. 250) – Nationally Scarce species (c. 300)
  15. 15. Hide the Rhino
  16. 16. Invasive species surveillance
  17. 17. iSpot.org.za
  18. 18. Global iSpot
  19. 19. Thanks!• Janice Ansine • Richard Lovelock• Doug Clow • Tony Rebelo• Richard Greenwood (SANBI)• Mike Dodd • Jon Rosewell• Martin Harvey • Will Woods www.ispot.org.uk Twitter: @iSpot_uk

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