Environmental researchers from the University of Southern Australia are soliciting assistance from citizen scientists to help better understand the still mysterious behavior of the possum. Because the animal lives among and shares space with humans, it’s difficult to track and monitor their behavior without trespassing and interfering with the neighborhood.
So, Professor Chris Daniels has set up a brief on line survey for locals to submit observations–including the lack of observations–of the possum population. With the critical assistance from citizen science, he hopes to gain new insight into the population distribution of possums and how people manage their interactions with the creature.
“Spies needed for ‘Operation Possum'” :: The Advertiser :: August 20, 2008 :: [ READ ]
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