To ensure that our research is relevant to government, industry and citizens we are actively seeking the participation of all of these groups in order to shape our research plans. There is a range of ways that you can participate in Hub research.

Interested in Citizen Science?

The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub integrates Citizen Science projects into its research. This includes the following current, recent or upcoming projects.

CAUL Urban Wildlife App

The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub has released a citizen science app, available for both iOS and Android. This app lets you help to monitor native wildlife in Australian cities.

The CAUL Urban Wildlife app allows observations of bell frogs and flying foxes. Future releases will include other species.

You can record sightings of bell frogs and flying foxes, view all of your previous records, and see a map of where other citizen scientists have recorded sightings in your area. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate.

The data you record about the behaviours of urban wildlife will help scientists at the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub to better understand how we can manage native wildlife and their habitats so that their populations can persist and co-exist with humans.

Further information about the Bell Frogs Citizen Science project can be found here

Further information about the Flying Foxes Citizen Science project can be found here

To download the CAUL Urban Wildlife app visit:
Apple Store Google Play store

Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project

Residents of Melbourne are invited to contribute to a future citizen science activity to collect air pollution data.

Participants would collect a personal exposure monitor (Airbeam) from the University of Melbourne and wear the device during their daily activities. These devices will measure small particulates in the air, and the data will be aggregated into the AURIN platform.

The Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project is expected to commence in early 2017. Participants must have a Android mobile phone in order to collect spatial location. Participants are free to withdraw from the project and return their Airbeam at any time. Please note that only a small number of Airbeams are available and so participation in this project is limited.

If you are interested in registering your interest for this future project, please contact Dr Richard Sinnott, the Director of the Melbourne eResearch Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Contact Us

The CAUL Hub Office can be contacted on (03) 8344 7599. Preferred contact details for research project leaders and individual researchers can be found on their home pages, which can be accessed from the CAUL People page.

For website, newsletter and media enquiries, please contact Martin Bush at For all other enquiries, please contact Dr Cathy Oke at

Postal Address:

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University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Street Address:

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Carlton, Victoria 3053