Mr Alan Stenhouse
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am looking at improving the quality of Citizen Science data collected on mobile platforms as well as tools to analyse and distribute this data more effectively, with the aim to improve Conservation outcomes. Have developed apps and other software tools for the Great South Australian Koala Count and the national echidna research program called echidnaCSI and am working on further tools for improving biodiversity monitoring and management.
My research aims to evaluate the promises and pitfalls of technology use in Citizen Science for conservation and to develop novel ways of using currently available technology to improve the quality of data obtained using Citizen Science programs in order to improve conservation outcomes.
I aim to determine better methods of using existing mobile technologies combined with easy-to-use software for Citizen Science programs for conservation. The aim is to improve the quality of data through better use of integrated technology available on common mobile phones combined with an easy to use interface and more intelligent on-board processing. I will develop a mobile application that shows increased quality of data using these new methods.
I am also developing novel software systems for Citizen Science conservation-related programs. These will consist of mobile applications combined with easy-to-use back-end systems. These will allow easier control and more rapid data analysis, verification and validation by conservation scientists, thereby speeding up the dissemination of this data to conservation management and enabling quicker adaptive management.
Date Position Institution name 2011 - 2016 Consultant / Mobile App Developer Various 2008 - 2011 Consultant MetService 2000 - 2008 Consultant Various clients 1998 - 1999 UI Software Engineer Sony Digital Telecommunications GmbH 1996 - 1997 Software Developer AEG Mobile Communications GmbH
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title Massey University New Zealand BA Massey University New Zealand MA Hons (1st Class)
Date Title Institution Country PhD Student University of Adelaide Australia
Date Title Institution name Country — Remote Pilots Licence Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia
Research InterestsBehavioural Ecology Computer Software Computer-Human Interaction Conservation and Biodiversity Digital and Interaction Design Ecological Applications Ecological Economics Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Environmental Technologies Mobile Technologies Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Terrestrial Ecology
Year Citation 2018 Stenhouse, A. (2018). Lessons Learned Developing Citizen Science Apps for Conservation. In ESA 2018 Proceedings. Brisbane, Australia. 2018 Stenhouse, A., Roetman, P., Perry, T., Grutzner, F., & Koh, L. P. (2018). Developing Citizen Science Apps for Conservation Biology: Koala Counter and EchidnaCSI. In Australian Citizen Science Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Stenhouse, A., Roetman, P., Grützner, F., Perry, T., & Koh, L. P. (n.d.). Improving Data Quality in Citizen Science Apps for Conservation Biology. In Biodiversity Information Science and Standards Vol. 2 (pp. e26665). Pensoft Publishers.
Year Citation 2017 Stenhouse, A., Koh, L. P., & Roetman, P. (2017). Enhancing Citizen Science Technology to Improve Conservation Outcomes. Poster session presented at the meeting of University of Adelaide Postgraduate Research Day. Stenhouse, A. (n.d.). Poster-Tech-CitSci-Conservation-2017-07.pdf. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference.
Year Citation 1992 Stenhouse, A. (1992). A Basis for the Exploration of Hypermedia Systems: A Guided Path Facility. (Master's Thesis, Massey University).
Year Citation Stenhouse, A., Roetman, P., Koh, L. P., Grutzner, F., & Perry, T. (n.d.). Developing Citizen Science Apps for Conservation Biology: Koala Counter and EchidnaCSI.
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Member Society for Conservation Biology United States 2017 - ongoing Member Australian Citizen Science Association Australia 1990 - ongoing Member Association for Computing Machinery United States
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