Papers & Publications

On this page you can find publications from projects running on the SPOTTERON platform. They are all based on data, which was 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 while 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 23

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

 

 

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.

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

  • As the usage of mobile devices continues to grow compared to desktop, generating more and more traffic, a well crafted online presence and app are crucial for any citizen science project. Read more about the state of the mobile web, and its development on the Citizen Science blog!

    Tuesday, 05 November 2019
  • It’s mushroom season here in Austria, which means it’s the perfect time to introduce you to the Mushroom Finder- the SPOTTERON mushroom web app for citizen scientist! The idea behind it is to preserve the knowledge about wild growing mushrooms and toadstools and, above all, to introduce the topic to and engage the younger generation. Read more on the blog!

    Monday, 28 October 2019