citizen science

a sassy looking dingo sits on the beach

Citizen science project Dingo? Bingo! can be played immediately to help contribute to dingo research.

Citizen scientists looking at leaves on a tree

UNSW scientists hope the Big Bushfire BioBlitz will build on the 17,500 observations submitted to the Environment Recovery Project.

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

Screaming Tree Frog, Robust Bleating Tree Frog and Slender Tree Frog

Frog calls and DNA reveal the loudest Australian frog is not one but three different species.

Plastic rubbish on the beach

Ten years of citizen science data has informed a UNSW study which found plastic dominates the rubbish found on Australian beaches.

Giulia Ferretto planting Posidonia australis underwater in Port Stephens

A ‘storm squad’ of volunteers are collecting seagrass fragments used to rehabilitate endangered Posidonia.

White-lipped Tree Frog

A UNSW and Australian Museum study using data from a citizen science project finds 70 per cent are vulnerable to housing, agriculture, roads and recreation.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

There are many UNSW projects that citizen scientists can get involved in to help protect the environment.

Artist's impression of the rocky terrain and lava rivers on the surface of Gliese 486b

A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

From finding packaging solutions in bananas to using citizen science to track bush regeneration, UNSW Sydney researchers are using nature – and each other – to help tackle global problems.

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