13. Crall, A.W., M. Kosmala; R. Cheng; J. Brier; D. Cavalier; S. Henderson; A.D. Richardson. Volunteer recruitment and retention in online citizen science projects using marketing strategies: Lessons from Season Spotter. Journal of Science Communication, in press.

12. Kosmala, M., A. Wiggins, A. Swanson, B. Simmons. (2016) Assessing data quality in citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(10):551–560. doi: 10.1002/fee.1436. Abstract | PDF | Plain language summary

11. Kosmala, M., A. Crall, R. Cheng, K. Hufkens, S. Henderson, A.D. Richardson. (2016) Season Spotter: Using citizen science to validate and scale plant phenology from near-surface remote sensing. Remote Sensing, 8(9): 726. doi: 10.3390/rs8090726. Open Access | PDFSupplement (.pdf)Plain language summary

10. Kosmala, M., P. Miller, S. Ferreira, P. Funston, D. Keet, C. Packer. (2016) Estimating wildlife disease dynamics in complex systems using approximate Bayesian computation models. Ecological Applications, 26(1): 295-308. doi:10.1890/14-1808. AbstractPDFSupplement (.docx)Plain language summary

9. Anderson, T.M., S. White, B. Davis, R. Erhardt, M. Palmer, A. Swanson, M. Kosmala, C. Packer. (2016) The spatial distribution of African savannah herbivores: species associations and habitat occupancy in a landscape context. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371(1703): 20150314. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0314. Open AccessPDF

8. Swanson, A., M. Kosmala, C. Lintott, C. Packer. (2016) A generalized approach for producing, quantifying, and validating citizen science data from wildlife images. Conservation Biology, 30(3): 520–531. doi:10.1111/cobi.12695. Open AccessPDFSupplement (.docx)

7. Swanson, A., T. Arnold, M. Kosmala, J. Forester, C. Packer. (2016) In the absence of a “landscape of fear”: How lions, hyenas, and cheetahs coexist. Ecology and Evolution, 2016: 1–12. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2569. Open Access | PDF | Supplement (.docx)


6. Swanson, A., M. Kosmala, C. Lintott, R. Simpson, A. Smith, C. Packer. (2015). Snapshot Serengeti: high-frequency annotated camera trap images of 40 mammal species in Serengeti National Park. Scientific Data. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.26 Open AccessPDFDataset

5. Mosser, A., M. Kosmala, C. Packer. (2015). Landscape heterogeneity and behavioral traits drive the evolution of lion group territoriality. Behavioral Ecology, 26(4): 1051-1059. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv046 AbstractPDFSupplement (.docx)

4. Hines, G., A. Swanson, M. Kosmala, C. Lintott. (2015). Aggregating User Input in Ecology Citizen Science Projects. In Proceedings of Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2015 (IAAI 15). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Austin, TX, January 2015. PDF

3. Cusack, J., A. Swanson, T. Coulson, C. Packer, C. Carbone, A. Dickman, M. Kosmala, C. Lintott, J.M. Rowcliffe. (2015) Applying a random encounter model to estimate lion density from camera traps in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Journal of Wildlife Management, 79(6): 1014–1021. doi:10.1002/jwmg.902 Open Access


2. Packer, C., M. Kosmala, H.S. Cooley, H. Brink, L. Pintea, D. Garshelis, G. Purchase, M. Strauss, A. Swanson, G. Balme, L. Hunter, K. Nowell. (2009). Sport Hunting, Predator Control and Conservation of Large Carnivores. PLoS ONE. 4(6): e5941. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005941 Open Access


1. Charniak E., Y. Altun, R. de Salvo Braz, B. Garrett, M. Kosmala, T. Moscovich, L. Pang, C. Pyo, Y. Sun, W. Wy, Z. Yang, S. Zeller, L. Zorn. (2000). Reading comprehension programs in a statistical-language-processing class. In ANLP/NAACL Workshop on Reading Comprehension Tests as Evaluation for Computer-Based Language Understanding Systems. PDF