Citizen Science: Organizing Information and Inquiries for Impact

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21D (San Jose Convention Center)
Richard Bonney, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
This talk describes a movement to develop centers for citizen science to create, organize, and synthesize repositories of volunteer-collected data on topics such as water quality, phenology, biodiversity, invasive species, plant and animal distributions, human health, and climate change. Centers also will help to coordinate questions being asked of citizen science data, methods of answering those questions, and techniques for tackling some of the wicked problems facing science and society.