Social Science and Citizen Science To Inform Sound and Light Management

Monday, 16 February 2015: 9:45 AM-11:15 AM
Room LL21E (San Jose Convention Center)
Derrick Taff, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Citizen science can offer a unique structure for adaptive management, particularly of dispersed environmental features as found in residential systems. The knowledge-production capacity of citizen science makes it an overlooked, yet fundamental property of social-ecological systems. Based on a meta-analysis of broader impacts reported in the literature, we identify best practices for project design to enable adaptive management.