What is biological recording?

Biological recording can be regarded as the combination of natural history and computers. It is the diligent recording of biodiversity, coupled with the use of computers to process this information, and to learn from it.

Biological recording is an important aspect of the activities of amateur entomologists. While professional scientists do have a role to play, it is acknowledged that the major part involves the amateur entomological community.

The AES strongly supports all current attempts to set up biological recording schemes because, without them, meaningful, consistent and high quality biodiversity monitoring would not be possible.

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