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Ecological Citizen Science

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Forest People, Forest Elephants, and Forest Citizen Science in Cameroon

Since its initial development, Sapelli has been closely interlinked with conservation aims, ranging from resource monitoring in the Congo and CAR to surveillance groups in Brazil. Partnering with indigenous and local communities (ILCs) enables Sapelli to bring traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to the forefront of conservation efforts, empowering marginalised communities in the process. I’m new to ExCiteS, … Continue reading

Engaging Local Communities in Conservation Research

The sun is getting low on the horizon, and after five long hours of hiking up and down the hilly landscape of the Lefini Reserve in the heat of the day, Maximain, our guide, decides it is time to set-up camp for the night. However, we’ve been following a path made by a group of … Continue reading

“A different perspective” in the Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) online magazine

The following piece was written for the GiGLer, the newsletter of Greenspace information for Greater London (GiGL).  In this (very) short piece, I’m explaining the approach that we use at ExCiteS to understand ecology, environmental volunteering and what knowledge we can extract by using environmental data collected by citizens. Thanks to the data collections provided by GiGL, … Continue reading

Public Participation in Scientific Research 2012, Portland. Summary and reflections.

Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR2012) . The PPSR conference held in Portland, Oregon, USA the 4th and 5th August 2012 has been a great opportunity to meet a broad range of projects approaches and initiatives in the field. The plenary session the poster session and the workshop allowed a very broad exchange of projects and experiences. … Continue reading

iBats: Using smart phones and citizen networks to globally monitor bats – Kate Jones

Saturday 18th February Speaker: Kate Jones Topic: Ecological citizen science Website: http://www.ibats.org.uk/ Kate Jones of the Zoological Society for London and the Bat Conservation Trust gave a very interesting talk about iBats (the Indicator Bats Program).   Despite the evidence of human benefit from biodiversity, it is difficult to acquire high quality data, especially over large geographical … Continue reading

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