Facebook game Fraxinus targeted at beating ash dieback

If you use Facebook you could help with research into ash dieback disease. Yes really, anybody online can do this. Crowdsourcing is a new way of doing science, to me, but here are people who believe it can work. Here are people who are finding it a lot of fun.

Fiona Harvey at the Guardian told us two weeks ago how we could join this useful game. Now Dan MacLean, the scientist leading this, tells us that Fraxinus fever is hotting up.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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3 Responses to Facebook game Fraxinus targeted at beating ash dieback

  1. Finn Holding says:

    Two great results here… combating ash dieback and Facebook being used for something useful. Who’d have thought 😉

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