Seeing this year’s “Year In Review” page I thought about an article that became “famous” in the scientific community of Twitter and some other social networks called “Taxonomic bias in biodiversity data and societal preferences”, where some very interesting graphs are shown.
I think that iNat could make some graphs simmilar or based on this kind of articles on the next “Year In Review 2020” page, for example using the relationships between number of species, taxa curated that year, number of curators making changes on each particular group…
I really think that making some stats about curators and curation also would visibilize some very important work done by curators each year, and also would encourage people interested in underrepresented taxa to help curate those groups.
I am not sure about what specific relations might be the most interesting though, but I will add here the ones that the community propose, and if enough people are interested on this make a Feature Request with a Poll:
- Observations for each group
- Curators for each group (=number of curators making changes for a specific taxon)
- Taxon changes for each group
- Observations/Number of species registered for each group
(The meaning of “group” on this sentences is the big groups that are represented in the “Year In Review” page, like “Plants”, “Insects”, “Birds”…)