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A BioBlitz is an event in which members of the public and scientists meet, in a delimited area and for a defined time period, to record as many species as possible. By working together in an informal environment, while sharing expertise and collecting valuable scientific data, it is possible to bridge the gap between scientists and citizens. As such, BioBlitzes can be effective strategies to promote citizen science to the public and beyond.

This working group aims to connect the people, communities and organisations involved and interested in BioBlitz events, to facilitate the sharing of good practice and to build capacity for this type of event, and related events, across Europe. Our objectives can be found in this document.


Stuart Payton

The Natural History Consortium

Working group


  • Gaia Agnello
  • Janice Ansine
  • Lucy Robinson
  • Savita Custead

Core group

  • Andrea Sforzi
  • Dacha Atienza Ariznavarreta
  • Jack Sewell
  • John Harlin
  • Liam Lysaght
  • Libby Hepburn
  • Patrícia Tiago
  • Sarah West
  • Veljo Runnel

Interest group

  • Alexandra Kraberg
  • Ana Cristina Cardoso
  • Bernat Claramunt
  • Carole Paleco
  • Chema Blanco
  • Eugenio Gervasini
  • Francesco Cecere
  • Konstantinos Tsiamis
  • Miriam Brandt
  • Pawel Wiszomiski
  • Poppy Lakeman Fraser
  • Tsuky Khait
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Activity plan

We are interested in exploring joint funding bids to support cross border collaborations around public engagement with biological recording and welcome any ideas for new funding sources/ potential proposals.

Past achievements

How to get involved

We would like to hear about your interest and experience in BioBlitz. If you would like to get involved in the BioBlitz working group, please email the chair ( outlining your experience and which activities you are interested in.

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