THE VALUE OF SHARING FIELD OBSERVATIONS, YES, EVEN THOSE FROM CONSTRUCTION MONITORING
|Jeff A Alvarez; The Wildlife Project; email@example.com;
Surprisingly, there is a significant paucity of natural history information for most wildlife species. This is in the context of the most significant increase in biologists in the field in history. Many of us see or know about aspects of the natural history of one or more species—which may be used as a subject of a story among colleagues or a posting on social media—and don't fully understand or value the significance of these observations. This is particularly true among consultants who don't find the support to publish natural history notes or otherwise report their findings and observations. Those biologists that have published findings, both great and small should feel an obligation to those around them to encourage others to publish observations and findings. This is not only in support of the individual’s professional standing but can greatly enhance or facilitate management of many species that are currently enigmatic. Publishing natural history notes is relatively easy and can provide future workers with the information they need appropriately manage species and their habitat.