Citizen science-based survey of garden ponds in Hungary

MyPond is a project based on community data collection launched in 2021. Our goal is to assess the number, location, general characteristics, and management methods of garden ponds in Hungary. We collect data on environmental parameters and eDNA-based biodiversity, which contributes to mapping not only native biodiversity but also the spread of invasive mosquitoes. Based on the results, we also provide management suggestions to the public.