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Citizen science and environmental decision making

18/10/2012 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

The latest edition of Decision Point (the Environmental Decision Group’s monthly magazine) looks at the role of ‘citizen science’ in environmental management.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in ‘citizen science’ around the world. That is, non-scientists have gone out into their local environment and collected information that has (or will) be used to improve our environmental understanding. No one disputes the educational value of these activities but many have questioned the scientific value of the collected information.

This edition of Decision Point explores the issue from several perspectives and the RBMS Reading Group will consider the issue through a discussion on three articles:

  • Filling the (citizen-science) void – Ayesha Tulloch, p6-7
  • Citizen scientist vs ‘professional’ scientist – Judit Szabo and Hugh Possingham, p8-9
  • In search of tropical refuge – Luke Shoo, p12-13

Download the latest edition of Decision Point here. We look forward to you joining in the discussion over breakfast.


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