Community-Based Validation of Volunteered Observations of Invasive Species

This project led by Dr. Klinkenberg will develop a new system for public reporting of invasive alien species, which will interface with the BC Ministry of Forest and Range Invasive Alien Plant Program’s existing ‘report a weed’ system. This system will test new approaches to the validation of Voluntary Geographic Information (VGI), by leveraging the local expertise of users of the system and combining it with a validation based on formal, scientific expertise represented as a map layer.