Citizen science in assessments of landscape and landform change

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Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 11:50 AM / 1:05 PM
Room: Tower Court D, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Second Floor Level
Organizers: Ethan Theuerkauf, Elizabeth Mack, Erin Bunting
Chairs: Ethan Theuerkauf

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Citizen science is a powerful tool for education and research, generating spatially and temporally extensive datasets that document regional changes and hazards, such as coastal erosion, drought impacts, and distribution of invasive plants. These datasets extend beyond the capabilities of a single research team and have become an important tool for conducting environmental change research. However, there are challenges associated with coordinating and training citizen scientists as well as ensuring that participants generate high quality datasets that can be incorporated into scientific studies. This session will explore the myriad successes and challenges associated with utilizing citizen scientists to generate landform and landscape change data. Citizen science studies from all environments and disciplines are welcome. Studies that utilize citizen science data to conduct hypothesis-driven scientific research and/or studies that explore the participant benefits associated with citizen science projects are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts to this session.


Description

Citizen science is a powerful tool for education and research, generating spatially and temporally extensive datasets that document regional changes and hazards, such as coastal erosion, drought impacts, and distribution of invasive plants. These datasets extend beyond the capabilities of a single research team and have become an important tool for conducting environmental change research. However, there are challenges associated with coordinating and training citizen scientists as well as ensuring that participants generate high quality datasets that can be incorporated into scientific studies. This session will explore the myriad successes and challenges associated with utilizing citizen scientists to generate landform and landscape change data. Citizen science studies from all environments and disciplines are welcome. Studies that utilize citizen science data to conduct hypothesis-driven scientific research and/or studies that explore the participant benefits associated with citizen science projects are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts to this session.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Margaret Gaddis*, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, Training design, data type, and data reliability in citizen science 15 11:50 AM
Presenter Carol Campbell*, New Mexico State University, Citizen science to demonstrate data collection, organization and display to increase environmental awareness at the undergraduate level. 15 12:05 PM
Presenter Robert Goodwin*, Michigan State University, Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services, Erin Bunting, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, Elizabeth Mack, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, Ethan Theuerkauf, Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, A New Wave in Citizen Science: Development of a Long-Term Coastal Monitoring Program through the use of Citizen-Operated Unoccupied Aerial System Technology 15 12:20 PM
Presenter Katelyn Miner*, University of Northern Iowa, Analyzing Perceptions of Citizen Science Through International Learning Experiences 15 12:35 PM
Presenter Kayla McClendon*, Arizona State University, Dr. Hannah Torres, Old Dominion University , Jana Clevenger, Vassar College, Arianna Ortiz, University of Massachusetts Boston, Dr. Timothy Hawthorne , University of Central Florida , Citizen Science GIS: Examining Mixed Method Research Frameworks and Spatial Storytelling in Monkey River Village, Toledo, Belize 15 12:50 PM

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