Simplified and still meaningful: assessing butterfly habitat quality in grasslands with data collected by pupils

@article{Rdisser2017SimplifiedAS,
  title={Simplified and still meaningful: assessing butterfly habitat quality in grasslands with data collected by pupils},
  author={Johannes R{\"u}disser and Erich Tasser and Janette F. Walde and Peter Huemer and Kurt Lechner and Alois Ortner and Ulrike Tappeiner},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={677-688}
}
Public participation in scientific research, now commonly referred to as citizen science, is increasingly promoted as a possibility to overcome the large-scale data limitations related to biodiversity and conservation research. Furthermore, public data-collection projects can stimulate public engagement and provide transformative learning situations. However, biodiversity monitoring depends on sound data collection and warranted data quality. Therefore, we investigated if and how trained and… 
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