Opportunities for tapping into academic expertise
University of Tasmania researchers, and community-based citizen scientists, now have a convenient way to share ecological research opportunities and ideas – and to find out what work has already taken place.
An online dynamic register has been developed and can be accessed at: www.utas.edu.au/social-change/affiliated-research-centres-and-groups/utas-cares
The aim is to increase the interaction between UTAS staff teaching, researching and publishing in relevant areas and CARE groups who may have ideas about what research should take place, or be interested in joining existing research projects.
A social media platform for publicising ‘direct action’ volunteer opportunities has also been developed at www.facebook.com/UTasCares
While the project is starting with a limited scope that focuses on the south of the State, it is hoped it will be expanded across Tasmania into the future.