Field-data collection on Tiritiri Matangi Island: A collaboration between Unitec and volunteers
Aguilar, Glenn; Cooper, H.; Galbraith, Mel
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Citation:Aguilar, G., Cooper, H., & Galbraith, M. (2021, December). Field-data collection on Tiritiri Matangi Island: A collaboration between Unitec and volunteers. Paper presented at the MIT - Unitec Research Symposium 2021 Rangahau Horonuku Hou New Research Landscapes, Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert Auckland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5583
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES • Systematic collection of spatial data: decision making tool • Planning and project implementation • Monitoring and management • Generate maps for publication and information • Tiritiri Matangi: unique as a scientific reserve/sanctuary with public access • Volunteers provide significant support • Citizen science aspects of volunteerism • Monitoring grids developed for Fantails (2014-2016) • Field collection of spatial data • Determine ground cover • Determine leaf litter and refuge characteristics • Provide information on physical features of the coastline • Develop a spatial database with imagery of the areas covered • Establish volunteer based data collection capabilities for the island