BMERC Online Talk: Make Your Wildlife Observations Count

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Thursday 20th October 2022 from 12.30-13.30 BST

Learn how to turn your wildlife observations into valuable biodiversity data. This is webinar 1 of a 2-part series.Biological recording is the scientific study of the distribution of living organisms. Biological records describe the presence, abundance, associations and changes, both in time and space, of wildlife.

However, you don’t need to be a scientist to contribute to biological recording – indeed the vast majority of biological records come from volunteer recorders, naturalists and citizen scientists.

Our Make Your Wildlife Observations Count webinar series will cover the do’s and don’ts of wildlife recording to help naturalists and recorders generate accurate and high quality biodiversity data.

In the first webinar How To Record we’ll cover the basics, including what information should be included in every biological record and how you can ensure that the data that you provide is both useful and accurate. By the end of the webinar you will feel confident submitting species observations.

This webinar will involve:

– Introduction from Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental record Centre (5 mins)

– How To Record presentation by Keiron including interactive polls (40 mins)

– Live Q&A with Keiron and BMERC (15 mins)

About the tutor

Keiron Derek Brown is passionate about biological recording and making data accessible. He developed, and now manages, the FSC BioLinks project and in his spare time is the Chair of the Ecology & Entomology committee of London Natural History Society and national recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain).

Keiron is an advocate of the iRecord platform and uses it both personally for collating his own records and professionally for managing data gathered through his various work and volunteer activities. This has included working with iRecord to create the Earthworm iRecord Form and setting up several local groups with iRecord activities to help them manage their data.

For more information and to book your place, please click here.

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