How to document patterns and reveal trends in your wild counts.
written May 21, 2018 (last updated Oct 29, 2023) • by Jon Sullivan • Category: Data Wrangling
The data pages of WildCounts are currently in development.
Turn wild counts into knowledge
When nature observations are made consistently, with all the What-Where-When-Who-Why-How information, then it becomes much simpler to document patterns and reveal trends in the data.
I won’t publish data analysis code until the WildCounts data format has been updated to be compliant with the Darwin Core standard for biodiversity collection data and the new Humboldt Core standard for ecological survey data. In the meantime, here are some examples of the patterns and trends that can be seen from my 20-years of personal wild counts. All were produced with the free, open-source apps R and QGIS.