Stan Rullman, PhD

Joined: Mar 11, 2014 Last Active: Sep 27, 2022 iNaturalist

I am a wildlife and conservation biologist, and have served as the Director of Research for Earthwatch Institute since 2013. My research interests are wide: my doctoral research focused on raptor-songbird communities along Seattle's urban-to-wildland gradient, I have conducted frog surveys in Ohio, Washington, Massachusetts, and Maine. I frequently deploy camera traps for mammal surveys. I am exploring better ways to incorporate acoustical evidence of species presence (better recordings and perhaps accompanying spectrograms) as iNaturalist observations. I am interested in collaborative community-based conservation models, particularly in the context of reducing human-wildlife conflicts. Lastly, I am a huge proponent of citizen science (or participatory science... or community science), and providing robust structure for publicly-collected data to be validated/verified (as iNat is getting better and better at) so as to be available for analysis and contributions to species conservation and policy.
I have created and continue to administer three projects here on iNaturalist:
Global Pollinator Watch (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/global-pollinator-watch)
Project PorchLight (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/project-porchlight).
The Fryeburg Town Forest Biodiversity Project (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fryeburg-town-forest-biodiversity-project)

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