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Earth to data: Making sense of environmental observations

Cara J

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Male Scarlet Tanager on a branch

As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed.

Through a collaboration of DataONE and multiple partners, bird occurrence data collected by citizen scientists has been ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

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Read more: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

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