citizen science

ScienceCache

Code: 
EJ10EWN.42
A screen shot of the ScienceCache mobile web application. USGS image.
A screen shot of the ScienceCache mobile web application. USGS image.
Abstract: 

In this day of shrinking science dollars and broad spatial questions, researchers rely more and more on the public to help with data collection. Scientists need a mobile application that will engage citizens in science, increase quality data collection, improve data accessibility, lead to a higher degree of science education, and create new collaborative models for scientific inquiry. Initially, this project will be funded by the Center for Data Integration.

The Fort Collins Science Center Information Science team proposes development of a scientific geocaching mobile application called ScienceCache to fill this need. ScienceCache will target two user groups for citizen science data collection: youth and geocachers. Using ScienceCache will be a bit like geocaching; the user will follow a preset list of waypoints to discover and report on scientific points of interest. The web application will incorporate data collection sites, and photo uploads as data and a method of authentication. This application will be useful to both Principal Investigators and USGS volunteers in the field as well as citizen scientists. Scientists will be able to build a project on the web application, specifying locations or goals for new data collection, add clues for established sites, questions to answer, measurements needed, or other activities based on their individual data needs. Volunteers can then collaborate in robust data collection and participate in actual scientific studies.

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No further decline in bighorn sheep abundance determined using noninvasive genetic sampling in a National Park Wilderness Area

Authors: 
Schoenecker, K.A., M.K. Watry, L.E. Ellison, M.K. Schwartz, and G.L. Luikart
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2014-01-03
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Wildlife Society Bulletin
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Improving and integrating data on invasive species collected by citizen scientists

Authors: 
Crall, A.W., G.J. Newman, C.S. Jarnevich, T.J. Stohlgren, D.M. Waller, and J. Graham
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2010
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2010-12-29
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Biological Invasions
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2010/0080 FORT

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Can citizen scientists think spatially: Evaluating the publics' ability to understand and use an online GIS map application for invasive species

Authors: 
Newman, G., L. Stapel, D. Zimmerman, T. Stohlgren, A. Crall, J. Graham, C. Jarnevich, T. Holcombe, and M. Kalkhan
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2008
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2008-10-03
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93rd ESA Annual Meeting: Sunday, August 3 - Friday, August 9, 2008; The Midwest Airlines Center – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2008/0078 FORT

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Creating a cyberinfrastructure for citizen science: Proper planning can go a long way

Authors: 
Graham, J., G. Newman, A. Crall, C. Jarnevich, and T. Stohlgren
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2008
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2008-10-03
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93rd ESA Annual Meeting: Sunday, August 3 - Friday, August 9, 2008; The Midwest Airlines Center – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2008/0076 FORT

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A national scale citizen science program for invasive species

Authors: 
Crall, A., J. Graham, G. Newman, C. Jarnevich, T. Holcombe, T. Stohlgren, and M. Kalkhan
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2008
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2008-09-09
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93rd ESA Annual Meeting: Sunday, August 3 - Friday, August 9, 2008; The Midwest Airlines Center – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2008/0075 FORT

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The potential for harvesting non-native species data collected by citizen scientists

Authors: 
Crall, A.W., J. Graham, C. Jarnevich, G. Newman, R. Shory, T. Stohlgren, and M.A. Kahlkan
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2007
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2008-09-09
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ESA/SER Joint Meeting: Sunday, August 5 – Friday, August 10, 2007; San Jose McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, California
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2007/0112 FORT

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Creating a cyberinfrasturcture to involve volunteer groups in citizen science

Authors: 
Graham, J., G. Newman, A. Crall, C. Jarnevich, and T. Stohlgren
Publication Date: 
2007
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2008-09-09
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ESA/SER Joint Meeting: Sunday, August 5 – Friday, August 10, 2007; San Jose McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, California
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2007/0113 FORT

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