Alan Stenhouse

Mr Alan Stenhouse

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Student

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.

  • Position: PhD Student
  • Phone: 83132796
  • Email: alan.stenhouse@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Oliphant, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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