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The benefits of contributing to the citizen science platform iNaturalist as an identifier
 

Callaghan CT, Mesaglio T, Ascher JS, Brooks TM, Cabras AA, Chandler M, Cornwell WK, Cristóbal Ríos-Málaver IC, Dankowicz E, Dhiya’ulhaq NU, Fuller RA, Galindo-Leal C, Grattarola F, Hewitt S, Higgins L, Hitchcock C, Hung K-LJ, Iwane T, Kahumbu P, Kendrick R, Kieschnick SR, Kunz G, Lee CC, Lin C-T, Loarie S, Medina MN, McGrouther MA, Miles L, Modi S, Nowak K, Oktaviani R, Waswala Olewe BM, Pagé J, Petrovan S, Saari C, Seltzer CE, Seregin AP, Sullivan JJ, Sumanapala AP, Takoukam A, Widness J, Willmott K, Wüster W & Young AN (2022) The benefits of contributing to the citizen science platform iNaturalist as an identifier. PLoS Biology, 20, e3001843.

As the number of observations submitted to the citizen science platform iNaturalist continues to grow, it is increasingly important that these observations can be identified to the finest taxonomic level, maximizing their value for biodiversity research. Here, we explore the benefits of acting as an identifier on iNaturalist.

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