Citizen Science

Bringing people together to support creativity in ecological research

Contact

Co-Secretaries: Helen Roy and Michael Pocock
Student Representatives: Gail Austen-Price and Gitte Kragh

 

Background

Citizen science can be broadly defined as the involvement of volunteers in research. The past decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of citizen-science initiatives, spanning diverse areas of interest and ranging from local to global. Citizen science is the way to combine primary ecological research with environmental education and public engagement.  The technology available to support and inspire new citizen science initiatives and opportunities is rapidly expanding and has enabled citizen science to become global in scale, long-term in ambition and engage hundreds of thousands of volunteers in many different scientific pursuits.  We hope to promote the value of citizen science by sharing experience, expertise and providing a community to foster innovation in research through citizen science.

 

Aims

  • Provide a forum for sharing details of current citizen science in ecology, and as a community to foster and support creativity in research via citizen science
  • Develop links with relevant initiatives across disciplines and facilitate local to global collaborations on citizen science
  • Encourage networking and sharing of expertise among people like students, volunteers, researchers and policy-makers, who want to support citizen science projects and develop their own

 

Meetings and Events

Details of our events will be coming soon!