Project listings pages now available!


Over recent months, we've had several news articles about new projects available via the MammalWeb site. With huge thanks to Helen, who's been developing them, the project listings pages are now available.


If you click on "More" under any project, you will find a short description of each project and an indication of progress with uploading and classifying its image sequences. The summary charts draw on what is becoming a very large data base and, as a result, they currently take a little while to appear. Those will be optimised in due course to speed them up. We also plan to make it possible to link straight through to classifying sequences for any specific project. Private projects are not listed on these pages but some projects that are currently private will soon be made available for public viewing.

Summary charts for a project are based on submitted classifications (rather than on strictly validated data) but should, in any case, give a reasonable sense of the relative numbers of image sequences in which different species appear. They certainly suggest striking differences between the species most commonly photographed in a range of settings (including predominantly urban, entirely rural, arboreal, or with the assistance of baiting).

Notice that the "progress bars" (as depicted in the image above) identify the proportion of image sequences that have been classified at least once. In reality, we often need more than one classification to develop a reasonable sense of what's in a sequence (see further here). Consequently, if the progress bar suggests that 100% of the project's sequences have been classified but pictures are still available for you to classify, please keep spotting!

We look forward to developing the functionality of these pages still further, and to making new projects available. In the meantime, please check out the pages and, if you have any feedback, feel free to let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..