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Map of Life app engages citizen scientists

July/August 2015

The Map of Life app shows what kinds of life surround you, no matter where you are in the world. It draws from scientific literature, public databases, and satellite remote sensing, with predictions dynamically generated through modeling. The Yale Alumni Magazine describes how citizen scientists can use the app to contribute to our knowledge of the status and trends of species, thereby enabling understanding of species invasions, resource management, and ecological research.

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