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eBird: A citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences
New technologies are rapidly changing the way we collect, archive, analyze, and share scientific data. For example, over the next several years it is estimated that more than one billion autonomousExpand
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The eBird enterprise: An integrated approach to development and application of citizen science
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Citizen-science projects engage volunteers to gather or process data to address scientific questions. Expand
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eBird: Engaging Birders in Science and Conservation
How do you successfully engage an audience in a citizen-science project? The processes developed by eBird (www.ebird.org), a fast-growing web-based tool that now gathers millions of bird observationsExpand
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BirdVis: Visualizing and Understanding Bird Populations
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We develop BirdVis, an interactive visualization system that supports the analysis of spatio-temporal bird distribution models. Expand
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A method for measuring the relative information content of data from different monitoring protocols
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We develop a novel cross-data validation method for measuring the value of survey data from one source (e.g. an Internet checklist program) relative to a second, benchmark data source. Expand
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Using open access observational data for conservation action: A case study for birds
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We use eBird, a project where individuals around the world submit data on bird distribution and abundance, as an example of how citizen-science data can be used to achieve tangible conservation science and action at local, regional, and global scales. Expand
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Computational sustainability
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Computer and information scientists join forces with other fields to solve societal and environmental challenges facing humanity, in pursuit of a sustainable future. Expand
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Can Observation Skills of Citizen Scientists Be Estimated Using Species Accumulation Curves?
Volunteers are increasingly being recruited into citizen science projects to collect observations for scientific studies. An additional goal of these projects is to engage and educate theseExpand
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Avicaching: A Two Stage Game for Bias Reduction in Citizen Science
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We introduce a novel two-stage game for reducing data-bias in citizen science in which the game organizer, a citizen-science program, incentivizes the agents, the citizen scientists, to visit under-sampled areas. Expand
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