Global Change and Local Solutions: Tapping the Unrealized Potential of Citizen Science for Biodiversity Research (2015)

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The collective impact of humans on biodiversity rivals mass extinction events defining Earth’s history, but does our large population also present opportunities to document and contend with this crisis? We provide the first quantitative review of biodiversity-related citizen science to determine whether data collected by these projects can be, and are currently being, effectively used in biodiversity research. We find strong evidence of the potential of citizen science: within projects we sampled (n = 388), ∼1.3 million volunteers participate, contributing up to
Year: 2015
Language: English
In: Biological Conservation, 181 (0): 236-244 p.

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