Community data collection for a better understanding of an ecosystem engineer species
The Eurasian beaver is an ecosystem engineer species that has become extinct in Hungary. Its habitat transformation activities have significant implications for both nature and man. The aim of our project is to involve the population in monitoring the distribution and landscaping activities of beavers. The data submitted will not be made publicly available, but by analyzing the uploads, participating researchers can actively assist professionals in the sectors concerned as well as well-thought-out, scientifically sound planning of the species ’population. In parallel with the community data collection, our field surveys on the effects of beavers are ongoing.