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The Dragonfly Swarm Project

A large-scale study of dragonfly swarming behavior.

The Dragonfly Swarm Project

The Dragonfly Swarm Project allows everyone to participate in a large-scale study of dragonfly swarming behavior. Participants observe dragonfly swarms wherever they occur, make observations of the composition and behavior of the swarm, then submit a report online. Data is compiled from the reports and will be used for two purposes: 1) to publish data from a massive number of dragonfly swarms in the scientific literature, making this information available to scientists, and 2) to provide information about this behavior to the public. More information on this project can be found at:
The Dragonfly Swarm Project



Topic - dragonflies, animal behavior, swarming, insects

Audience - everyone

Location - worldwide

Goals - research, education




The Dragonfly Swarm Project




Christine (Chris) Goforth Christine (Chris) Goforth


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