Published papers that use iNaturalist data - wiki 2 (2020 onwards)

This is a second wiki for providing a user-curated list of scientific publications that use iNaturalist data, covering the years from 2020 onwards. We reached the character limit with the first wiki which covers the period up to 2019, although having moved 2020 articles from that wiki to this one, it should still be possible to add any additional older publications there.

Please add relevant publications, including, where possible (1) a link to the paper itself, (2) a link to the observation filter that encompasses as closely as possible what was used by the paper, and (3) contact details for the author(s) in cases where the paper is not open access. There is no need to additionally comment that you have added a paper.

Articles are organised in sections for each year, and then in alphabetical order within year.

These wikis are intended to complement the list of papers that cite GBIF data including iNaturalist exports so papers already on that list need not be included here.

2021

Alexander, P. J. (2021) Pellaea zygophylla, a new combination for a distinctive & well-known but neglected fern. Journal of Semiarid Environments 2: 1–33.

Bastardo, R. H. & Perez-Gelabert, D. E. (2021) Spilostethus pandurus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), nuevo registro para República Dominicana y el Caribe insular. Novitates Caribaea 17: 179–183. [Observation]

D’Angiolella, A. B., Alves, D. S., Sodré, D., Leite, L., Phalan, B., Nascimento, L. R. S. & Diele-Viegas, L. M. (2021) New occurrence records of Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron, 1836) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) for the Amazon and Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Cuadernos de Herpetología.

Douch, J. K. & Poupa, A. M. (2021) Citizen science data opens multiple avenues for iridovirus research and prompts first detection of Invertebrate iridescent virus 31 in Australia. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 183: 107619.

Durso, A. M., I. Bolon, A. R. Kleinhesselink, M. R. Mondardini, J. L. Fernandez-Marquez, F. Gutsche-Jones, C. Gwilliams, M. Tanner, C. E. Smith, W. Wüster, F. Grey, & R. Ruiz de Castañeda (2021) Crowdsourcing snake identification with online communities of professional herpetologists and avocational snake enthusiasts. Royal Society Open Science 8: 201273.

Forister, M. L., C. A. Halsch, C. C. Nice, J. A. Fordyce, T. E. Dilts, J. C. Oliver, K. L. Prudic, A. M. Shapiro, J. K. Wilson, J. Glassberg (2021) Fewer butterflies seen by community scientists across the warming and drying landscapes of the American West. Science 371: 1042–1045.

Hausdorf, B., Parr, M., Shappell, L. J., Oldeland, J., Robinson, D. G. (2021) The introduction of the European Caucasotachea vindobonensis (Gastropoda: Helicidae) in North America, its origin and its potential range. Biological Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02579-4

Kolby, J.E. (2021). Identification Guide to Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: Parts, Products and Derivatives in Trade Commissioned by CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mesaglio, T. and Callaghan, C.T., 2021. An overview of the history, current contributions and future outlook of iNaturalist in Australia. Wildlife Research.

Neill, A.K. & S.R. Kieschnick. (2021) Noccaea perfoliata or Microthlaspi perfoliatum (Brassicaceae), new to the flora of Texas, U.S.A. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 15(1).

Putman, B. J., R. Williams, E. Li, & G. B. Pauly (2021) The power of community science to quantify ecological interactions in cities. Scientific Reports 11: 3069.

Seidel, M., LĂĽttke, M., Cocquempot, C., Potts, K., Heeney, W.J., Husemann, M. (2021) Citizen scientists significantly improve our knowledge on the non-native longhorn beetle Chlorophorus annularis (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Europe. BioRisk 16: 1-13. [original iNat observation 1; original iNat observation 2]

Shirey, V., Belitz, M.W., Barve, V. & R. Guralnick (2021) A complete inventory of North American butterfly occurrence data: Narrowing data gaps, but increasing bias. Ecography 44(4): 537-547.

van der Heyden, T. (2021) First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Estonia and Belarus. Heteroptera Poloniae – Acta Faunistica 15: 5–6.

van der Heyden, T. (2021) Erstfund von Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1856 in Deutschland (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Heteropteron 61: 31–32.

van der Heyden, T. (2021) On the recent Northern European dispersion of Zelus renardii Kolenati (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) via human activity. Israel Journal of Entomology 51: 43–46.

van der Heyden, T. (2021) Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé, 2006 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae) has reached the Greek island of Crete. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 3(1): 11–13.

van der Heyden, T. & Schwarz, C. J. (2021) New data on the presence of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 on Crete (Mantodea: Mantidae). BV news Publicaciones Científicas 10(118): 6–12.

Van Eupen, C., D. Maes, M. Herremans, K. R. R. Swinnen, B. Somers, and S. Luca. (2021) The impact of data quality filtering of opportunistic citizen science data on species distribution model performance.. Ecological Modelling 444:109453.

2020

Alexander, P.J. (2020) Muilla lordsburgana (Asparagaceae: Brodiaeoideae), a new species found north of Lordsburg, southwestern New Mexico. Journal of Semiarid Environments 1: 1-10.

Barve, V., L. Brenskelle, D., Daijiang, B. Stucky, N. Barve, M. Hantak, B. McLean, D. Paluh, J. Oswald, M. Belitz, R. A. Folk, & R. P. Guralnick (2020) Methods for broad-scale plant phenology assessments using citizen scientists’ photographs. Applications in Plant Sciences 8 (1): e11315

Callaghan, C.T., Poore, A.G., Mesaglio, T., Moles, A.T., Nakagawa, S., Roberts, C., Rowley, J.J., Verges, A., Wilshire, J.H. & Cornwell, W.K. (2020) Three frontiers for the future of biodiversity research using citizen science data. BioScience 71: 55–63.

Chatfield-Taylor, W. (2020) Predator avoidance leads to separate emergence cycles in the protoperiodical Okanagana magnifica Davis, 1919 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 96(3): 1–7

Chernov, E., E.P. Hofmann & W. Wüster (2020) Scolecophis atrocinctus (Black-banded Snake). Reproduction/combat behavior. Herpetological Review 51(3): 628–629. [original iNaturalist observation]

Chowdhury, S., M. F. Braby & R. A. Fuller (2020) Coasting along to a wider range: niche conservatism in the recent range expansion of the Tawny Coster, Acraea terpsicore (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Diversity and Distributions 27(3): 402–415. [Observations]

Crews, S. C., W. Galvis & L. A. Esposito (2020) Gliding canopy flatties and relatives from the Selenops banksi group (Araneae: Selenopidae). Journal of Natural History 54(35–36): 2343–2365.

Cutler, B. & M. Parr. (2020) First records of Icius subinermis (Araneae: Salticidae) in North America, with notes on the local establishment of this species and its behavior in captivity. Peckhamia 226.1: 1–5.

Esparza, J. E. & G. B. Pauly (2020) Elgaria multicarinata (Southern Alligator Lizard). High elevation record. Herpetological Review 51: 124. [observation] [additional iNaturalist observations are mentioned in the publication]

Hernandez, Jason P. (2020) Scientific Note: Observations on the life history of Hyalurga vinosa (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 30(2): 90–92.

Hernawati, D., Chaidir, D. M. & Meylani, V. (2020) The use of iNaturalist on learning courses of zoology vertebrates for prospective biology teachers. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1440(1): 012064.

Hewitt, S. J., Atha, D. & Ringer, D. J. (2020) Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl (Brassicaceae) rediscovered in New York City after more than 100 years. New York Flora Association Quarterly Newsletter (Spring 2020) 31(2): 10–12.

Hochmair, H. H., Scheffrahn, R. H., Basille, M. & Boone, M. (2020) Evaluating the data quality of iNaturalist termite records. PLoS ONE 15 (5): e0226534.

Kirchhoff, C., Callaghan, C.T., Keith, D.A., Indiarto, D., Taseski, G., Ooi, M.K., Le Breton, T.D., Mesaglio, T., Kingsford, R.T. & Cornwell, W.K. (2020) Rapidly mapping fire effects on biodiversity at a large-scale using citizen science. Science of The Total Environment 755: 142348.

Klee, B. (2020) Summer insect pandemics in the United States. Wolfram Demonstrations Project.

Lanner, J., K. Huchler, B. Pachinger, C. Sedivy, & H. Meimberg (2020) Dispersal patterns of an introduced wild bee, Megachile sculpturalis Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in European alpine countries. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0236042.

Lebel, T., Syme, K., Barrett, M. D. & Cooper, J. A. (2002) Two new species of Asproinocybe (Tricholomataceae) from Australia. Muelleria 38: 77–85.

Lehtinen, R. M., Carlson, B. M., Hamm, A. R., Riley, A. G., Mullin, M. M., & Gray, W. J. (2020) Dispatches from the neighborhood watch: Using citizen science and field survey data to document color morph frequency in space and time. Ecology and Evolution 10(3): 1526–1538.

Lupoli, R., van der Heyden, T. & Dioli, P. (2020) Erthesina Spinola, 1837 – a new alien genus for Europe found in Albania (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Heteroptera Poloniae – Acta Faunistica 14: 121–123.

Oficialdegui, Francisco J., Sanchez, Marta I., Clavero, Miguel (2020) One century away from home: how the red swamp crayfish took over the world. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 30: 121–135.

Pauly, G. B., Shaulsky, M. C., Barley, A. J., Kennedy-Gold, S., Stewart, S. C., Keeny, S. & Thomson, R. C. (2020) Morphological change during rapid population expansion confounds Leopard Frog identifications in the Southwestern United States Copeia 108(2): 299–308.

Pintar, MR, and JL Keller. 2020. First record of Hydrophilus ensifer Brulle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in the continental United States. The Coleopterists Bulletin 74 (4): 696-698.

Reith, M. (2020) Rediscovery of Gesneria brachysepala Urb. & Ekman. Gesneriads, the Journal for Gesneriad Growers 70(1) [Observation]

Reyes, F. O., Landestoy T., M. A., & Jiménez, L., (2020). Geographic distribution: Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (b) Herpetological Review 51 (3): 539–540. [Observation]

Skejo, J., Connors, M., Hendriksen, M., Lambert, N., Chong, G., McMaster, I., Monaghan, N., Rentz, D., Richter, R., Rose, K. & Franjević, D. (2020) Online social media tells a story of Anaselina, Paraselina, and Selivinga (Orthoptera, Tetrigidae), rare Australian pygmy grasshoppers. ZooKeys 948: 107–119.

Teofilova, Teodora & Naumova, Maria. (2020). First record of Lilioceris faldermanni (Guérin-Méneville, 1829) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) in Bulgaria, including a record of a new host plant. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. 72. 27–30. [obs. in Fig. 1:4 & Fig. 2:f; obs. in Fig. 1:5] [Note that records are not directly cited, but the photos in Fig. 2 clearly come from the observation and the observer confirms their records were used in this paper]

Uyeda, K.A., Stow, D.A. & Richart, C.H. Assessment of volunteered geographic information for vegetation mapping. Environ Monit Assess 192, 554 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08522-9 , Formatted read-only version, Author’s Approved Manuscript, Observations

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 in Guatemala (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Coreidae). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología 44(1-2): 213–214.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First record of Corythauma ayyari (Drake, 1933) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) in Egypt. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 2(1): 1–2.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First records of Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Belize and Mexico. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 24(1): 45–46.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) Records of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) on the Italian island of Ustica and the Spanish island of Ibiza (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 22: 289–291.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First record of Leptoglossus cartagoensis Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Panama. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 24(2): 55–56.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) Confirmation of the presence of Spilostethus furcula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1850) (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) on the Balearic Islands (Spain). Revista gaditana de Entomología XI: 133–135.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First record of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Andorra. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 22: 377–378.

van der Heyden, T. (2020) First record of Sphedanolestes cingulatus (Fieber, 1864) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Greece. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 2(2): 148–149.

van der Heyden, T. & Dioli, P. (2020) First records of Lasiocoris crassicornis (Lucas, 1849) (Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae) in Lebanon and Israel. Heteroptera Poloniae – Acta Faunistica 14: 119–120.

van der Heyden, T. & Faúndez, E. I. (2020) First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera:Heteroptera: Coreidae) in Brazil and South Africa. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 24(1): 28–30.

van der Heyden, T. & Grosso-Silva, J. M. (2020) First record of Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1856 in Portugal (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 22: 347–349.

Vink, C. & Curtis, K. M. (2020). A redescription of Philoponella congregabilis, an Australian hackled orb weaver spider (Uloboridae) now found in Christchurch, New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 34: 85-94.

Werenkraut, V., Baudino, F., & Roy, H. E. (2020). Citizen science reveals the distribution of the invasive harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis Pallas) in Argentina. Biological Invasions 22: 2915–2921.

Wilson, Joseph S.; Pan, Aaron D.; General, David Emmanual M.; Koch, Jonathan B. (2020) More eyes on the prize: an observation of a very rare, threatened species of Philippine Bumble bee, Bombus irisanensis, on iNaturalist and the importance of citizen science in conservation biology. Journal of Insect Conservation 24: 727–729 [observation, observation]

Woznica J. A. (2020): Pseudoleria pectinata (Loew, 1872) – a new genus and species of heleomyzid fly introduced into the European fauna (Diptera: Heleomyzidae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 63(2): 23-27 [original observation]

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Chowdhury, S., Braby, M.F., and R. A. Fuller. (2020) Coasting along to a wider range: niche conservatism in the recent range expansion of the Tawny Coster, Acraea terpsicore (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Diversity and Distributions 27(3): 402-415.

The authors expressly state “The major source of data was from photographs (e.g. in iNaturalist where there is a robust community review process before a record is considered research grade).”

Through 2019 that was 114 records.
Filter: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6744&taxon_id=180386

They document the rapid spread of the species on the Australian mainland from Darwin to Nebo, QLD and Barcoo Shire at a rate of up to 359 km/yr. Not in the paper is this 2 Feb 2021 record from Moonee Beach some 1200+ km from the range as of 31 Dec 2019.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69123851
This was the very first observation in iNaturalist by citizen scientists the Jands
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/jands

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This preprint was formally published in Scientific Reports in February.

Putman, B. J., R. Williams, E. Li, and G. B. Pauly. 2021. The power of community science to quantify ecological interactions in cities. Scientific Reports 11:3069. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82491-y

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Thank you for this, and the extra context. I added the publication to the list.

Thanks. I removed the preprint and added the final paper.

Any user is free to edit the wiki, so please do add further papers or details as needed.

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@deboas, can you clarify the above? Should this list strictly exclude papers on the GBIF list? It’s kind of nice to have them here anyway in my opinion.

Hi @andy71 I don’t see any great problem in adding those papers, if you wish to do so. I simply highlighted that they had already been captured elsewhere, so it didn’t seem necessary to spend a lot of effort to add them here too. Also, in some (many?) of those GBIF papers, they might not even mention that iNaturalist is one of the multiple sources of data, so the wiki captures something a bit different (and of course, includes the many papers that don’t make use of GBIF at all).

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Not a paper - a guide that uses iNaturalist photos (found by chance). Is there room for this here? Kolby, J. E. (2021). Identification Guide to Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: Parts, Products and Derivatives in Trade. Commissioned by CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland.

https://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/com/ac/31/Docs/E-AC31-35-Add_compressed.pdf

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I would say it is worth adding to the list, yes! Thanks, @lera!

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