The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
"Models for Citizen Science Insect Data" Venture meeting
This is a closed meeting for a funded synthesis group of visiting scholars.
This project assembles a team of experts in informatics, computational biology, and mathematical, statistical, and ecological modeling. The focus will be four diverse insect orders: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Hymenoptera (bees and ants), and Coleoptera (beetles). The three main goals of this Venture are to:
- develop general analytical models to extract the most robust population indices from citizen science insect monitoring data;
- integrate daily growing degree day models to improve model parameterization and account for changing climates; and
- perform cross‐validation analyses for programs with different protocols.
This Venture will be a timely effort to take advantage of the current enthusiasm for citizen science programs and lay the groundwork to develop novel platforms to increase public engagement in understanding our current biodiversity crisis.
To learn more about this project, click here.