Biodiversity Galiano Island

Biodiversity lives in places! This ongoing initiative has engaged hundreds of individuals across a broad cross-section of society in a coordinated effort to document the flora and fauna of Galiano Island, BC. To date, our community has documented over 3,500 species, combining historical records with contemporary observations yielded through the citizen science platform iNaturalist. In collaboration with dozens of research scientists, we are currently formalizing this project in a series of biodiversity data papers, establishing a baseline record to guide future ecological research and monitoring. To further extend the reach of these efforts, our biodiversity informatics working group is building on Bio Galiano as a model framework to advance novel open-source information systems intended to increase community capacity for biodiversity research throughout the Salish Sea.


Project initiated January 2016

Current status: Ongoing