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Dr Mike Dodd

Dr Mike Dodd

About me

Mike is the iSpot UK Curator based in the Faculty of Science at The Open University. Mike has over 25 years' experience in teaching and research including writing OU Science and digital photography courses and playing a key role in the development of iSpotnature.org, other OU citizen science projects such as Evolution Megalab and Treezilla as well the Floodplain Meadows Partnership project. Mike also has a background in surveying and GIS and expertise in a number of groups of organisms. His responsibilities within the iSpot project include provision of online support for website users; liaison with national recording schemes and other partners to develop community of experts and beginners using the site; data sharing and analysis. He sits on the UK National Biodiversity Network verification data flows and online recording working group.

Biography

Dr Mike Dodd's research

Janice Ansine et al. (2018-06-03) iSpot: a citizen science platform for inclusive learning and teaching, In European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Conference 2018

Michael E. Dodd, Irina V. Tatarenko and Natalia Koroleva (editors) (2015-08-04) Bryophytes, lichens and cyanoprocaryotes in surroundings of Pyramiden (Svalbard): a concise guide-book, Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute

Jonathan Silvertown et al. (2015-02-02) Crowdsourcing the identification of organisms: a case-study of iSpot, In ZooKeys(480)

Michael E. Dodd et al. (editors) (2013) Botanical Excursions on the Northern Soroya (Finnmark, Norway), Hammerfest Kommune, Grafica AS

Jennifer Worthington et al. (2012-04) Evolution MegaLab: a case study in citizen science methods, In Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(3)

Jonathan Silvertown et al. (2011-04-27) Citizen science reveals unexpected continental-scale evolutionary change in a model organism, In PloS one 4(6)

Michael E. Dodd (2011) Where are my quadrats? Positional accuracy in fieldwork, In Methods in Ecology and Evolution

David J. G. Gowing et al. (2008) Nutrient Analysis of the Oxford Floodplain Meadows, Research Report by The Open University for Black and Veatch/Environment Agency

Hélène Fréville et al. (2007) Prediction of extinction in plants: interaction of extrinsic threats and life history traits, In Ecology 10(88), ECOLOGICAL SOC AMER

Jonathan Silvertown et al. (2006-07) Phylogeny and the hierarchical organization of plant diversity, In Ecology 7, Sup(87), ECOLOGICAL SOC AMER

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