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Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Stefan Bargheer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At the center of Stefan Bargheer’s account of bird watching, field ornithology, and nature conservation in Britain and Germany stands the question how values change over time and how individuals ... More


Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838–1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; it is also an exploration of ... More


Gone but Not Forgotten

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter describes the rapid decline of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers to apparent extinction in the last decades of the 19th and first decades of the 20th centuries. The discovery of a remnant ... More


Field Ornithology and Practical Bird Conservation

Stefan Bargheer

in Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 4 analyzes how organized bird conservation became tied to the emerging science of field ornithology in the 1930s and 1940s. In Britain, field ornithology became institutionalized through the ... More


Making <i>The Birds of Europe</i>

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the range of work and practices involved in producing A History of the Birds of Europe, one of the most ambitious bird books of the late nineteenth century. Richard Bowdler ... More


The 1880s: the rise of rivalry

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the 1880s as a time when standards were set in ornithology, in terms of scientific practices of naming and drawing up agreed lists of accepted records of rare birds visiting ... More


The 1890s: the continuing rise of the British Museum (Natural History)

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s activities in the 1890s. His relationship with Walter Rothschild, a particularly wealthy private collector, is discussed. Dresser continued to hold a leading position ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Developing a Conservation Research Program with Citizen Science

Ralph S. Hames, James D. Lowe, and Kenneth V. Rosenberg

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/9780801449116.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains how citizen science can be used to develop a conservation research program. It describes a specific case in which “super citizen scientists” used manipulative sampling to gather ... More


Citizens, Science, and Environmental Policy: A British Perspective

Jeremy J.D. Greenwood

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/9780801449116.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the British Trust for Ornithology's (BTO) model for engaging volunteers in scientific research. The BTO is the leading center of ornithological research in Britain 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


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 Associate Curator

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the first few years of Thomas Sandler Roberts’s new career as professor of ornithology and as an associate curator of the Zoological Museum of the University of Minnesota. ... More


The role of citizen science in studies of avian reproduction

C.B. Cooper, R.L. Bailey, and D.I. Leech

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Amateur ornithologists, such as birdwatchers, nest monitors, and ringers, have been, and will continue to be, key resources for ornithological research. These so-called citizen scientists ... More


Ornithology Comes to Southern Africa, 1700–1900

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter describes biology, including ornithology, through the hierarchies of Carl Von Linne (Linnaeus), and in relation to African vernacular traditions. Linnaeus' classificatory science moved ... More


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