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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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Kindness of Strangers: Prosocial Behavior on the Internet

Lee Sproull, Caryn A. Conley, and Jae Yun Moon

in The Social Net: Understanding our online behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639540
eISBN:
9780191747748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639540.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines online prosocial behavior, defined as voluntary intentional actions, taking place on the Internet, to benefit others with no expectation of personal reward. The focus is on ... More


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