Books et al.Ecology

The field guide, rebooted

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Science  07 Aug 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6248, pp. 594
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7810

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Map of Life joins a small but growing number of mobile applications seeking to reimagine the field guide by combining big data and mobile technology. Reviewer Gregory R. Goldsmith takes the app for a test drive, breaking down its pros, cons, and its potential for attracting a new generation of ecologists.