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Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards. The large numbers of volunteers who participate in such projects ... More


Summary of Part I

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 7 provides a transition between Part I and Part II of the book, beginning with a summary of the four factors described in Part I that were found to inhibit local residents’ participation in ... More


Introduction: Why Citizen Science?

Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book examines citizen science in the context of the Internet's impact on environmental science, focusing on large citizen science projects that involve monitoring biological and environmental ... More


What Is Our Impact?: Toward a Unified Framework for Evaluating Outcomes of Citizen Science Participation

Tina Phillips, Rick Bonney, and Jennifer L. Shirk

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on citizen science program evaluation in informal settings. It first considers the historic rationale for evidence-based educational research before presenting a working matrix, ... More


A Gateway to Science for All: Celebrate Urban Birds

Karen Purcell, Cecilia Garibay, and Janis L. Dickinson

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the importance of audience diversification and the removal of barriers to citizen science participation by underserved audiences. More specifically, it explores ways to achieve ... More


Trust and Collaborative Governance

Marc J. Stern and Alexander Hellquist

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between urban environmental education programs and urban environmental governance in light of the “deliberative turn”—a shift away from “government” toward ... More


Public Participation and Environmental Justice: Access to Federal Decision Making

Dorothy M. Daley and Tony G. Reames

in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines public participation in federal environmental decision-making from an environmental justice perspective. The authors begin with a broad overview of past research on public ... More


Deliberatively Democratic Administrative Discretion in Global Environmental Governance

Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett

in Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028738
eISBN:
9780262327046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028738.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The arguments for the unavoidability of administrative discretion are both political and functional. Administrative structures are a practical inevitability in modern environmental governance; no ... More


Micro-Level Processes and Participation in Social Movements

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 2 places the problem of movement non-participation within the existing sociological literature on the micro-level processes that contribute to an individual’s decision to participate–or not ... More


Heterogeneity of Countries in Negotiations of International Environmental Agreements: A Joint Discussion of the Buchner-Carraro, Eyckmans-Finus, and Chander-Tulkens Chapters

Sylvie Thoron

in The Design of Climate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Different countries have different preferences for the type of measures that should be applied to prevent climate change. This chapter analyzes the heterogeneity of countries in negotiations of ... More


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