A behavioural ecology approach to understand volunteer surveying for citizen science datasets

Tulloch, A.I.T. and Szabo, J.K. (2012), A behavioural ecology approach to understand volunteer surveying for citizen science datasets. Emu. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU12009 Abstract Among other outcomes, volunteer surveys are useful for evaluating conservation success and determining priorities for management actions. However, biases that can originate from untargeted and weakly structured surveys can undermine the utility of the data gathered.…

Selecting good indicators for effective management

How do you select the best indicator for monitoring and evaluation of conservation actions? As part of her PhD research, Ayesha Tulloch has devised metrics to assist in the selection of indicators  to determine the effectiveness of fox baiting in a highly fragmented landscape. Read the article in the latest issue of AEDA’s Decision Point.