The FrogID dataset version 4.0 has been released for download, and can be accessed from the FrogID website. It is in the process of being uploaded to the Atlas of Living Australia and state wildlife atlases. This dataset spans the first four years of the project, from 10 November 2017 to 9 November 2021, and includes over 484,227 records of 207 species, approximately 85% of the known 247 frog species in Australia. We follow ethical data publication guidelines and consider certain records as sensitive, thereby reducing geolocation accuracy in our publicly available dataset, taking into account the conservation status of the species, whether the species is highly range-restricted, and whether the record falls within the known geographic range of these species. Updates to the dataset are anticipated on an annual basis. For a more detailed overview of methodology and design aspects see Rowley et al. (2019), and for metadata associated with this dataset, see Rowley & Callaghan (2020).
With the data obtained through FrogID, we are able to understand where frogs are thriving and where they aren’t. Scientists can match FrogID call submissions to weather and habitat, learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment, but we need your help! With FrogID, citizen scientists just like you can help us put frogs on the map!
If you would like to collaborate or would like to request additional data not currently publicly available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request an ‘Application to Conduct Research or Provide Data’ form
Requests will be reviewed by one or all members of the Scientific Reference Committee on a case by case basis, they will be assessed based on the strength of the proposed research activity and overlap with existing research projects. A licence agreement form will be provided to the researcher for signing once the application has been assessed as successful. Please note: due to high levels of demand, and our small team size, it is not possible to fulfill all requests. A fee may apply for requests for specialised data and specialist expertise.