UofG Biodiversity Inventory

What is the UofG Biodiversity Inventory?

The UofG Biodiversity Inventory is a student-led initiative focused on exploring the biological diversity on our University of Guelph campus.

Through community science, campus community members can contribute to the inventory by submitting observations (sightings, photographs) of plants and animals through the UofG Biodiversity iNaturalist project or by submitting information through their Google form.

Using inaturalist, a social network for sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature, the observations are then documented and tracked through the UofG Biodiversity iNaturalist Project page. 

To access the UofG Biodiversity iNaturalist project page, visit the instruction guide for joining created UofG Biodiversity Inventory. 

The initiative aims to gather information on campus biodiversity for us at the UofG Sustainability Office to use for education and outreach purposes. For those submitting observations, it can be a great way to connect with nature on campus, learn new species identifications, and build a community of other community scientists. 

For updates on the project, follow the initiative on Instagram (@uofgbiodiversity) and Twitter (@uogbiodiversity).

Get Involved with the UofG Biodiversity Inventory 

There are several ways to get involved with the UofG Biodiversity Inventory. 

1) You can participate in expanding the inventory by either: 

  • Joining the Inaturalist project on the Inaturalist app and submitting observations whenever you make them. 
  • Submitting observations through the UofG Biodiversity Inventory Google form. 

2) You can join the UofG Biodiversity Inventory executive team, help plan out future events and campaigns, and help with the logistical and administrative end of the inventory. Please fill out their volunteer application form if you're interested in joining the UofG Biodiversity Inventory team.