Recovery Stories & Citizen Science In The Bushfires’ Aftermath
It’s almost impossible to fathom the destruction caused by last summer’s bushfire season. Eight Million hectares of bushland destroyed, Three Billion animals killed or displaced. This massive scale isn’t just hard to fathom… It’s also really hard to measure. So in an effort to better understand how plants and animals are recovering, a team of UNSW researchers set up a community citizen science project that’s now yielded 13,000 observations of over 2,000 different species. Among these observations are some pretty remarkable stories of new life and recovery. To tell us about the project, and these stories – UNSW research fellow Mark Ooi joined the Thursday Daily’s Willy Russo.
To get involved in the project head to: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/environment-recovery-project-australian-bushfires