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Connecting classes and communities with conservation

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567714
eISBN:
9780191718311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Effective conservation aims to integrate, rather than compete, with the needs of the human communities that share the landscape with biological communities. This chapter includes tips for planning, ... More


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


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


The Opportunities and Challenges of Citizen Science as a Tool for Ecological Research

Caren B. Cooper, Wesley M. Hochachka, and André A. Dhondt

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/9780801449116.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the opportunities and challenges of citizen science as a tool for undertaking ecological research. Before assessing the potential for large-scale citizen science to advance our ... More


Citizen social science and policy making

Liz Richardson

in Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods That Matter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447329367
eISBN:
9781447329480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The author argues that there is a growing capacity in the social sciences to include people not as subjects but as active participants in research. This approach has a complex history in the social ... 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


Internet-Based Social Networking and Collective Action Models of Citizen Science: Theory Meets Possibility

Heather A. Triezenberg, Barbara A. Knuth, Y. Connie Yuan, 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/9780801449116.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on Internet-based social networking and collective action models of citizen science. More specifically, it explores the potential of collective action and social networking ... More


Overview of Citizen Science

Rick Bonney 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/9780801449116.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter presents an overview of citizen science, which is founded on the idea that anyone—regardless of background, formal training, or political persuasion—can participate in scientific ... 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


The Organizational Forms of Counterpublic Knowledge

David J. Hess

in Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter reviews literature in social movement studies on resource mobilization, mobilizing structures, and organizations, then it examines a parallel literature in science and technology studies ... More


Projects and Possibilities: Lessons from Citizen Science Projects

Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney (eds)

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/9780801449116.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines four citizen science projects launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other organizations. The projects have been designed with unique scientific goals, educational ... More


Widening the Circle of Investigation: The Interface between Citizen Science and Landscape Ecology

Benjamin Zuckerberg and Kevin Mcgarigal

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/9780801449116.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between citizen science and landscape ecology and how it can widen the circle of scientific research across space and time. It first explains how citizen ... More


Afterword

John W. Fitzpatrick

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/9780801449116.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book concludes with an afterword that reiterates the important role of citizen science in fostering individual inquiry. It describes citizen science as an extraordinary new stage in ... More


A Role for Citizen Science in Disaster and Conflict Recovery and Resilience

Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny

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/9780801449116.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how citizen science can contribute to community resilience in situations of human vulnerability within the context of civic ecology. Drawing from the disaster, conflict, natural ... More


Using Bioinformatics in Citizen Science

Steve Kelling

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/9780801449116.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how bioinformatics can be used to advance citizen science engagement opportunities that provide the framework for research, education, and dissemination of information at global ... More


Cognitive Considerations in the Development of Citizen Science Projects

Rebecca C. Jordan, Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Steven A. Gray, Wesley R. Brooks, David V. Howe, and Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver

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/9780801449116.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses cognitive considerations that need to be taken into account in the development of citizen science projects. It first looks at a research project with combined research and ... More


Who Poses the Question?: Using Citizen Science to Help K–12 Teachers Meet the Mandate for Inquiry

Nancy M. Trautmann, Jennifer L. Shirk, Jennifer Fee, and Marianne E. Krasny

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/9780801449116.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains how citizen science can foster true inquiry in the classroom, with particular emphasis on K–12 education. It considers how citizen science can be used by teachers to help their ... More


The World Is a Park: Using Citizen Science to Engage People in Parks and Build the Next Century of Global Stewards

John Francis, Kelly J. Easterday, Kelsey J. Scheckel, and Steven R. Beissinger

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines opportunities to engage people with nature while collecting research-grade data through biodiversity discovery activities in parks. After briefly discussing the growth of ... More


Children and Nature: Following the Trail to Environmental Attitudes and Behavior

Nancy M. Wells and Kristi S. Lekies

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/9780801449116.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between children and nature and how this connection relates to citizen science outcomes. It reviews the literature to find evidence concerning the short-term ... More


Growing the Base for Citizen Science: Recruiting and Engaging Participants

Miyoko Chu, Patricia Leonard, and Flisa Stevenson

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/9780801449116.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines strategies for recruiting and retaining participants in national citizen science projects based on insights that have emerged during fifteen years of marketing and communicating ... More


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