Research group Citizen Science

InsektenMobil - Mobile citizen science observatory for insects

Insektenmobil 2018_photo credit Volker Grescho
Contacts Partners Funding Publications

Short description

This project works with volunteers across Germany to record insects using car nets to assess the impact of land use intensity and fragmentation of insect populations. DNA-metabarcoding and automated image classification methods are developed with partners to aid insect identification. In addition, we analyse motivation in conservation-based citizen science.


Contacts

Susanne Hecker

Phone: +49 (0)341 97 33175

E-mail


Partners

  • Dr. Anders P. Tøttrup, Associate Professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
  • Cecilie Skræp Svenningsen, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
  • Prof Nicole van Dam, iDiv, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
  • Prof. Joachim Denzler, Computer Vision Group, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
  • Prof. Rob Dunn, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Prof. Jens Dauber, Thuenen-Institut
  • Dr. Anett Richter, Thuenen-Institut (guest scientist)
  • Prof. Joachim Denzler, Computer Vision Group, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
  • Dr. Andreas Stark, Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Halle


Funding

The InsektenMobil project is funded through the iDiv Flexpool and supported by UFZ.


Publications