Dax Kellie


Dax is an evolutionary biologist, with a PhD in biological sciences and social psychology. As a data analyst at the ALA, he tries to make data in the ALA accessible for scientists and citizen scientists to use and facilitates scientific rigour and transparency.


Quantify geographic sampling bias with sampbias}
Human biases play a large role in the data we collect about species. Here we show a simple method to quantify the bias of roads, cities, rivers and airports on species observations of legless lizards in the Northern Territory

Download plant species data by hexagon to make a 3D hex map
Making plots eye-catching can be useful for science communication. Here, we show how to make 3D plots in R with the rayshader package by visualising the number of species identified from ALA observations since 2020