ClimateWatch is a citizen science project developed by Earthwatch with the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne to understand how climate change is affecting the seasonal behaviour (or phenology) of Australia's plants and animals.
ClimateWatch gives every Australian the opportunity to participate in scientifically valid climate change data collection. Observations can be made at one of over 40 ClimateWatch trails across the country (www.climatewatch.org.au/trails), or anywhere else in Australia. Sightings are recorded using a smartphone application or online.
Over 170 species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and marine flora and fauna are currently being monitored. The species http://www.climatewatch.org.au/species) have been selected by the ClimateWatch scientific advisory panel to study changes in location or seasonal behaviour.
Observation methodologies and details about the project are outlined at www.climatewatch.org.au.
Type of content
Includes: behaviour, feeding and diet, habitat, images, point occurrence data, species interactions.
Data accessed from ClimateWatch can be cited in the following format:
ClimateWatch <YEAR> <SPECIES> <START DATE> - <END DATE>
Data set accessed <DATE> http://www.climatewatch.org.au.
Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia. This resource was last checked for updated data on 18 Aug 2016. The most recent data was published on 18 Aug 2016.Click to view records for the ClimateWatch resource.
Metadata last updated on 2017-12-07 14:39:59.0