Papers & Publications

On this page, you can find publications from projects running on the SPOTTERON platform. They are all based on data collected through SPOTTERON as a tool for data collection.

By fostering data quality through design and community interaction, SPOTTERON provides a reliable platform for running Citizen Science projects. A flexible system with licences supporting both data ownership or open data is in place. At the same time, intellectual property rights of media elements, submitted by Citizen Scientists, are governed by CC:0 Creative Commons to provide data consistency in the research project while complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Research papers und publications

All publications listed are based on Citizen Science data, collected on the SPOTTERON platform:

Authorship:

Documents Bookmarks 23Hummer, P., Niedermeyer, C. (2018). Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2018: Don’t walk alone: Synergy effects for citizen science created through adaptive platform design in SPOTTERON, Frontiers, pp.66-69, ISBN: 978-2-88945-587-4

Documents Bookmarks 23Seibert J, Strobl B, Etter S, Hummer P and van Meerveld HJ (2019) Virtual Staff Gauges for Crowd-Based Stream Level Observations. Front. Earth Sci. 7:70. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00070

 

Projects and Publications:

CrowdWater:

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Documents Bookmarks 23Etter, S., Strobl, B., Seibert, J., and van Meerveld, H. J. I.: Value of uncertain streamflow observations for hydrological modelling, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5243-5257, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5243-2018, 2018.

 

Documents Bookmarks 23Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, Ilja van Meerveld & Jan Seibert (2019) Accuracy of crowdsourced streamflow and stream level class estimates,Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1578966 

Documents Bookmarks 23 Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, Ilja van Meerveld, Jan Seibert (2019): The CrowdWater game: A playful way to improve the accuracy of crowdsourced water level class data

 

Documents Bookmarks 23Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, Ilja van Meerveld,Jan Seibert (2019): Accuracy of crowdsourced streamflow and stream level class estimates

 

Documents Bookmarks 23 Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, H.J. Ilja von Meerveld, Jan Seibert (2020); Training citizen scientists through an online game developed for data quality control

 

 

 

Roadkill:

University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences, Austria

Documents Bookmarks 23Heigl, F., Stretz, C. R., Steiner, W., Suppan, F., Bauer, T., Laaha, G., & Zaller, J. G. (2016). Comparing Road-Kill Datasets from Hunters and Citizen Scientists in a Landscape Context. Remote Sensing, 8(10), 832.

Documents Bookmarks 23Heigl, F., Horvath, K., Laaha, G., & Zaller, J. G. (2017). Amphibian and reptile road-kills on tertiary roads in relation to landscape structure: using a citizen science approach with open-access land cover data. BMC ecology, 17(1), 24.

Documents Bookmarks 23

Michal Bíla, Florian Heigl, ZbyněkJanoškac, DiemerVercayie, Sarah E.Perkins (2020): Benefits and challenges of collaborating with volunteers: Examples from National Wildlife Roadkill Reporting Systems in Europe

 

 

Was geht ab?:

University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences, Austria

Documents Bookmarks 23Stark, J; Uhlmann, T; Fanninger, C; Schützhofer, B; Berger, WJ; Kirchner, M.
(2018): Seeing the world through the eyes of a child – A smartphone application to visualize children’s perceptions of their transport geographies
In: Zvobgo, J; de Vos, K (Eds.), Book of Abstracts: 9th Child in the City World Conference

Documents Bookmarks 23Stark, J; Schützhofer, B; Kirchner, M; Uhlmann, T; Berger, WJ; Soukup, B; Fanninger, C; Krammer-Kritzer, B. (2018): Was geht ab? – Ein Projekt zur interdisziplinären Förderung von aktiver, selbstbestimmter und sicherer Mobilität von SchülerInnen
14. Gemeinsames Symposium der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verkehrsmedizin e. V. (DGVM) und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verkehrspsychologie e. V. (DGVP), SEP 28-29, 2018, Saarbrücken, GERMANY

Other Publications:

Documents Bookmarks 26Littering in Austrias Nature. Global 2000 Report. (only available in German) 
With the data of the LitterBug project from the Android and iOS apps and the interactive browser map

Shortnews

  • Zwei neue Citizen Science Apps sind auf SPOTTERON hinzugekommen. Mit "Spot-a-Bee" beobachten wir Bienen und wollen erforschen, welche Blütenpflanzen sie bevorzugen und mit der Ornithologie-App "KraMobil" dreht sich alles um Krähen und die Verhaltensforschung.

    Friday, 22 May 2020
  • Two more Citizen Science Apps have been added to the SPOTTERON Citizen Science App section! With Spot-a-Bee you can observe bee species to understand better, which flowers the favour, and with KraMobil, you can observe crows for ornithology and behavioural science. Enjoy!

    Friday, 22 May 2020