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dc.contributor.authorMacPhail, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorColla, Sheila R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-16T15:20:30Z
dc.date.available2020-09-16T15:20:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-09
dc.identifier.citationMacPhail, V.J. and Colla, S.R., 2020. Power of the people: A review of citizen science programs for conservation. Biological Conservation, 249:108739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108739en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108739en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://yorkspace-new.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/37823
dc.description.abstractCitizen science is a rapidly growing field whereby volunteers can collect and/or analyze data to contribute to research and gain an appreciation for the environment. There are countless programs currently underway around the world: some have clear scientific hypotheses being tested and others are simple data gathering; some are designed and led at the grass-roots level while others are done by academics. This review focusses on best practices for the development and running of citizen science projects to make them successful. It includes discussion around different methods of experimental design, data collection, and analyses; how participants are recruited, engaged, and rewarded (including who participates and why); the effect of participation on the volunteer’s knowledge and actions; and the impact programs have on policy and other conservation actions. While there are several challenges that projects face, and more research is needed in various areas, the many benefits support the continued expansion of citizen science projects.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would also like to thank The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, rare Charitable Research Preserve and other donors for supporting our research. We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), reference numbers RGPIN-2017-05642 and CGSD- 503997-2017.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBiological Conservationen_US
dc.rightsNote: this document is an Accepted Manuscript with the journal Biological Conservation; please see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108739 for the published version. © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectCitizen scienceen_US
dc.subjectcommunity scienceen_US
dc.subjectvolunteer managementen_US
dc.subjectexperimental designen_US
dc.subjectnaturalisten_US
dc.subjectcitizen scientisten_US
dc.titlePower of the People: A Review of Citizen Science Programs for Conservationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.journalhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/biological-conservationen_US
dc.rights.articlehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320720307977en_US


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Note: this document is an Accepted Manuscript with the journal Biological Conservation; please see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108739 for the published version.

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