FrogID project highlights

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Research findings

FrogID is a citizen-based science project aimed at establishing a nation-wide database of frog calls to document the true species diversity, distribution and breeding habitats of Australian frogs with high geographic coverage and spatial, temporal and taxonomic accuracy never before possible.
Monitoring frog distributions over time will help us understand how frogs and their ecosystems are responding to a changing planet. Our aim is for this valuable data to ultimately inform conservation prioritisation and land-use planning decisions in Australia.
Below you can find links to the research papers published by the FrogID team to date:
  • Rowley JJL, Callaghan CT (2020) The FrogID dataset: expert-validated occurrence records of Australia’s frogs collected by citizen scientists. ZooKeys. 912: 139-151.
  • Mitchell, B.A., Callaghan, C.T., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Continental-scale citizen science data reveal no changes in acoustic responses of a widespread tree frog to an urbanisation gradient. Journal of Urban Ecology. 6(1): juaa002.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Roberts, J.D., Poore, A.G.B., Alford, R.A., Cogger, H., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Citizen science data accurately predicts expert-derived species richness at a continental scale when sampling thresholds are met. Biodiversity and Conservation. 29:1323–1337.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C.T., Cutajar, T., Portway, C., Potter K., Mahony, S, Trembath, D.F., Flemons, P. & Woods, A. (2019). FrogID: Citizen scientists provide validated biodiversity data on frogs of Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 14(1): 155-170.

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