I am currently writing my master thesis in biology about how effective iNaturalist is in it’s recognition of coleoptera. The project is still in it’s early phase, and eventhough my project is mainly concerned with the ‘biology-part’ I still have some questions regarding the app-data collection.
I can read that observations are given a georeference (or geotag), so that it is possible (if not obscured) to view the location of an observation. However, I am interested in if the geotag also affects the ‘species-suggestions’ that arrive, when logging an observation. Will the suggestions be adjusted based on what else has been found in the area or what is possible when concerning a general species distribution based on temperature ect.?
If yes, will it then effect the ‘pilot’-study I am doing on a museum-collection containing danish beetle-species (since they are logged as being found at the same location, but originally will be found across the country)? Is it possible to then de-able georeferencing?
I am completely new to the iNat forum, so I apologize if this question has been posed in a completely wrong place and I wish you all a great day.