Hello,

 

As a part of a research project in the Mandrak lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough, we are testing the reliability of freshwater fish identification based on photographs of fish viewers. To do this, we are looking for volunteers to participate in surveys where participants will be asked to identify fishes based on images.  If you are interested in aiding our research and exercising your fish ID skills, please read on.

 

To minimize the time commitment of survey takers, we have prepared 20 short (~10 min) surveys, each with 5 different images. Each image contains a group of small freshwater fishes of varying species composition caught in Canada. As we would like an equal response rate to each survey, we ask that you randomly select the number (1-20; on your own or online (random number generator) of the first survey that you complete.

 

If you wish to complete more surveys, simply do the next survey in numerical order. A link is provided on the end page of the survey you have just completed: this will take you to another survey with new images. You can complete as many surveys as you wish (all 20 if you are up to the task!), but please do not complete the same survey multiple times.

 

Please complete survey(s) by August 26.

 

Please feel free to distribute this email and thanks for considering participating in our research!

 

Regards,

 

Nick Mandrak and Conrad Pratt

 

SURVEY LINKS:

Survey 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey1 
Survey 2: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey2 
Survey 3: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey3 
Survey 4: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey4 
Survey 5: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey5 
Survey 6: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey6 
Survey 7: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey7 
Survey 8: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey8 
Survey 9: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey9 
Survey 10: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey10 
Survey 11: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey11 
Survey 12: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey12 
Survey 13: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey13 
Survey 14: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey14 
Survey 15: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey15 
Survey 16: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey16
Survey 17: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey17 
Survey 18: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey18 
Survey 19: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey19 
Survey 20: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fishsurvey20 

 

 

Nicholas E. Mandrak, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Toronto Scarborough

1265 Military Trail

Toronto, ON M1C 1A4

[email protected]

Tel:  416 208 2248

Fax: 416 287 7676

 

UTSC Conservation and Biodiversity Graduate Program

http://utsc.utoronto.ca/gradpes/programs-menvsc-0