- Help other users identify or confirm their observations (video tutorial)
- Annotate observations with stage of life, flowering phenology, or sex (view tutorial)
- Improve taxon pages by editing or creating their associated Wikipedia articles
- Look for out-of-range observations to check for misidentifications and/or mark as captive/cultivated as needed
- Clean up computer vision errors
- Refine “State of Matter = Life” observations
- Help fix casual grade observations by informing the observer that the date or location is missing, for example (then mark as reviewed so to remove from your queue)
- Address and resolve common issues that come up, especially with new users
- Welcome new users (example text)
- Focus identification efforts on new users
- Add common/vernacular names and synonyms
- Assign native/introduced status to places
- Create or update species checklists for places
- Assign high quality default photos on taxon pages
- Translate the website and apps into different languages
- Work with curators on the tasks below
- Help answer questions that come up here or on iNat
- Write code! You can help add new features or fix bugs on github. View some of the open issues for tasks that are waiting to be done.
- Help clean up a taxon
- Support iNat and the team behind it
- Lead by example
- Spread the word!
- Pick your taxon of choice and add missing species, merge synonyms, map taxon framework relationships
- Draft taxon changes for locked taxa
- Graft or otherwise fix stranded taxa that have observations (currently 93 taxa)
- Create and curate ranges and atlases
- Resolve flags
- Patrol potential spam accounts
- False positive spam flag resolution (check occasionally)
*If you’re not a curator but interested in getting the tools to help with some of the tasks above, read through the Curator Guide and shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide them with your username and how you would exercise your curatorial powers, such as an example or two of a taxonomic change you would like to make that abides by the policies in the guide.
This topic is a wiki, meaning you can edit it if you think of another way to help out on iNat! Please do.