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iPlover smartphone application


2018-01-19 16:01:49
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2018-02-06 03:47:54
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E. Robert Thieler(Principal Investigator), North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2018-01-19(creation), 2018-02-06(lastUpdate), 2015(Release), iPlover smartphone application


Designed by scientists to simplify consistent data collection and management, the iPlover smartphone application gives trained resource managers an easy-to-use platform where they can collect and share data about coastal habitat utilization across a diverse community of field technicians, scientists, and managers. With the click of a button, users can contribute biological and geomorphological data to regional models designed to forecast the habitat outlook for piping plover, and other species that depend upon sandy beach habitat.iPlover app is available for iPhones and Androids on the USGS Mobile Application Directory. The app is free, but users must ask for and receive an approved login to use it. Training is required for using [...]


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iPlover is intended to support investigations of the effects of coastal change on piping plover habitat availability and utilization. This work is one component of a larger research and management program that seeks to understand and sustain ecological value, ecosystem services, and habitat suitability of beaches in the face of storm impacts, climate change, and sea-level rise.


  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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