Citizen science: a new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation

@article{Kobori2015CitizenSA,
  title={Citizen science: a new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation},
  author={Hiromi Kobori and Janis L. Dickinson and Izumi Washitani and Ryo Sakurai and Tatsuya Amano and Naoya Komatsu and Wataru Kitamura and Shinichi Takagawa and Kazuo Koyama and Takao Ogawara and Abraham j. Miller-Rushing},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={1-19}
}
Citizen science has a long history in the ecological sciences and has made substantial contributions to science, education, and society. Developments in information technology during the last few decades have created new opportunities for citizen science to engage ever larger audiences of volunteers to help address some of ecology’s most pressing issues, such as global environmental change. Using online tools, volunteers can find projects that match their interests and learn the skills and… CONTINUE READING
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