Usage, traffic, observational data for normalization

Hello! I am working on an analysis of beetles in ON, CA and I was working on normalizing the data between the years of 2009-2023 to the number of observations recorded, in each year, to iNaturalist. It’s necessary to contextualize the data for determining change in species diversity over time.

If unavailable, or if granular data is unavailable, stats on website traffic would also be very useful. Any help is appreciated!

Jawad
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you can get 2014 on using this link and changing the year in the URL https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2014/

I don’t know about 2009-2013

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https://api.inaturalist.org/v1/observations/histogram?date_field=observed&interval=year&taxon_id=47208&place_id=6712

Gives you the total number of observations of beetles in Canada by year in which they were observed.

The URL can be changed to accommodate other filters that you may wish to apply.

See the API help page (https://api.inaturalist.org/v1/docs/) for more details.

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i was curious to see what this looked like on a map, so i did some quick rough visualizations of beetles as a portion of all insect + arachnid observations in Ontario for a few years. i also looked at insects + arachnids vs all observations, and that actually actually seems to vary more year to year, particularly between 2018 and 2019, but i’m providing only beetles vs insect + arachnids below:

2015:

2016:

2017:

2018:

2019:

2020:

2021:

2022:

2023:

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oh jeez thanks so much!!!

thank you thank you! I for some reason was thinking in terms of web traffic & SEO, can you tell i have a tech background?

appreciate it!

thank you for all your effort, really I appreciate it!