FICMNEW continues to bridge the gap between federal agency invasive plant management and science activities and has been a driving force behind the national emphasis against the broader invasive species threat.
Next Open Meetingis September 25th
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Mission LQ: a new citizen science app for lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album) data collection
Mission LQ is a mobile application recently developed for the University of the District of Columbia to collect information on the location of lamb's quarters growth in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia). The application was built using a user-centered design approach and was deployed this summer for user testing. Preliminary results show high usability with room for improvement in plant identification training. This crowdsourcing platform to collect data for precision agriculture is part of Ms. Posada's doctoral thesis. Her goal is to create a citizen science platform that can then be used to create machine learning algorithms. In turn, this crowdsourcing approach can be used to educate people about important agricultural issues.
Brianna is a PhD candidate and McKnight Fellow at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. She is also the graduate ambassador for the UF chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
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