Stephen Fricker

Joined: Sep 2, 2018 Last Active: Jul 18, 2024 iNaturalist Australia

I am currently doing my Masters, working on log term population trends in mosquito communities along the Murray River in South Australia. I have conducted vector monitoring and contributed to various research projects over the years. I set up the Mozzie Monitors - Australia project as an extension of the Mozzie Monitors citizen science project . To help with common Mozzie ID have a look at my reference guide
"An abridged guide to mosquitoes of medical importance in South Australia"
Mozzie Monitors - Australia
The ongoing garden project of my Adelaide house Stephen's yard this is a part of the Australia backyard project The Pelzer project named after August William Pelzer one of Australia’s leading landscape gardeners under whose supervision the work of laying out Adelaide’s many gardens.

Prior to working in this space, I spent some time in Indonesia in Pearl aquaculture.
Most recently I have worked with several others to create the Great Southern Bioblitz (GSB), held for the first time 25-28 September 2020. This event hopes to encourage participation in citizen science throughout the Southern hemisphere via this platform while increasing knowledge of biodiversity.
Check out the engagement project the 'Great Southern Bioblitz"
Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2024
Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2023
Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2022
Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2021
Great Southern Bioblitz Umbrella- 2020

The ongoing 'Great Southern Bioblitz Particaipants and organisers project GSBiogroup

Twitter '@GSBioblitz'
I also work in a citizen science engagement role, working with older Australians, to aid this project I set up a project ‘Activating Australians for Citizen Science’ when the project finished I kept the project up and running and it has grown through the Facebook group Activating Australians for Citizen Science that we set up to support the work Activating Australians for Citizen Science umbrella

See the Year in Review:
2023 in review
2022 in review
2021 in review
2020 in review
2019 in review

See Adelaide Great Southern Bioblitz projects;
Great Southern Bioblitz 2024 - Greater Adelaide
Great Southern Bioblitz 2023 - Greater Adelaide
Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 - Greater Adelaide
Great Southern Bioblitz 2021 - Greater Adelaide
Great Southern Bioblitz 2020 - Greater Adelaide

I also organiser the City Nature Challenge for Greater Adelaide;
City Nature Challenge 2024: Greater Adelaide
City Nature Challenge 2023: Greater Adelaide
City Nature Challenge 2022: Greater Adelaide
City Nature Challenge 2021: Greater Adelaide
City Nature Challenge 2020: Greater Adelaide

and City Nature Challenge 2024: Darwin and Palmerston
City Nature Challenge 2020: Darwin and Palmerston

South Australian GSB & CNC Projects

Observations in need of identification
All taxa

Follow me on Twitter
@ stephen_fricker

Other useful projects

Moths of South Australia, Australia
Australian Orthopteroids
Jewel Beetles of South Australia
Local Government Areas of South Australia
Protected Parks of South Australia
South Australian iNaturalists

Lepidoptera Life Cycles (Australia)

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