citizen science

teenage girl holding magnifying glass explores nature and the environment

We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

Common Mist Frog (Litoria rheocola)

Do you have any photos of frogs being bitten by flies? Submit them to our study to help in frog conservation.

a frog floats near water plants with legs outstretched

Thousands of sick and dead frogs are turning up around Australia. If you see one, let these scientists know.

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.

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