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UNSW PhD student starts citizen scientist bushfire recovery project after personal loss – ABC News

A project that has recruited hundreds of citizen scientists to help document the recovery of bushfire-affected areas is helping some participants deal with grief of losing their homes.



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In the days after a bushfire tore through her Southern Highlands home, Casey Kirchhoff felt the first green shoots of an idea starting to sprout.

  • The Environment Recovery Project aims to track recovery of bushfire-affected areas
  • It has received more than 7,400 photos and sound recordings from citizen scientists
  • The aim is to discover animals or habitats that may need extra help to regenerate

“I was really excited to grab onto any sign of life on my own prope…

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