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The ‘Targeting Revisits Map’ and evaluation of its impact on recorder behaviour 2023


Opportunistic, also called unstructured, biological recording provides valuable data for mapping species distributions and trend analysis. However, these data are spatially unevenly distributed and so it is valuable to consider targeted recording in which people make records at times and places that optimally add value to the overall dataset.

This report describes the development of an interactive map-based tool to show recorders where records would be particularly valuable. These 'Targeting Revisits Maps' were developed for Orthoptera, craneflies, ground beetles and soldierflies in 2020 and 2021. The impact of the 'Targeting Revisits Maps' was evaluated during the trial by assessing patterns in recording and qualitative feedback from recorders and recording scheme organisers.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·02·01

Pocock, M.J.O., Harvey, M.C. & Harrower, C.A. 2023. The ‘Targeting Revisits Map’ and evaluation of its impact on recorder behaviour. JNCC Report 729. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report was produced for JNCC by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) under the Terrestrial Surveillance Development & Analysis (TSDA) Project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·02·24

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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