App combines computer vision and crowdsourcing to explore Earth's biodiversity, one photo at a time
31 / 08 / 2017, CBD
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was developed in large part from the observations and collections of plants, animals and fossils that he made in the Galapagos islands and other stops during his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. However, Darwin was an amateur naturalist unable to identify many of the species he recorded while on the islands. He sought the help of expert taxonomists in England, who were able to identify the organisms he collected and shipped to them.