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2013 Scientist Registration

Picture of an inventory from the 2012 Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz
Photograph by Karine Aigner

A BioBlitz is a unique combination of taxonomic inventory, public outreach, and science education. At its core, the BioBlitz is a species inventory in which teams of volunteers, each led by an expert scientist, find, identify, and map as many species as possible within a 24-hour period. While the inventory is not exhaustive, it can nevertheless yield valuable biogeographic information. With your expert help we have the opportunity to greatly extend scientific (and public) understanding of biodiversity patterns across deltaic coastal wetland landscapes. Recent BioBlitzes have revealed new species of insects and bacteria in the middle of city parks! New county records and other indices of species distribution are also common.


BioBlitz is a wonderful opportunity to share your knowledge with students and the general public as well as to inspire people to protect the planet and maybe become scientists themselves!


Formal expert registration is now closed


The science page will be updated regularly with FAQs; logistics information; any permit instructions; and other useful resources as we near the May 17-18 event.


Useful Documents:

1. 2013 Waiver: Required for All BioBlitz Participants (PDF)

2. Scientific Focus of the Jean Lafitte BioBlitz (PDF)

3. Scientist Invitation Email (PDF)


The science page will be updated regularly with FAQs; logistics information; any permit instructions; and other useful resources as we near the event.



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