An Introduction to Citizen Science:

SciStarter: What is Citizen Science? See https://scistarter.com/citizenscience.html   (see books, articles, etc contained on this link – some may be included below)

Explainer: What is Citizen Science? See https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-citizen-science-16487

Citizen Science Association: http://citizenscience.org/


Classic papers about Citizen Science and sample studies:

Gura, T. (2013). Amateur experts: Involving members of the public can help science projects — but researchers should consider what they want to achieve. Nature,496(7444), 259-261. doi:10.1038/nj7444-259a

Liebenberg, L., Steventon, J., Brahman, !., Benadie, K., Minye, J., Langwane, H. (., & Xhukwe, Q. (. (2017). Smartphone Icon User Interface design for non-literate trackers and its implications for an inclusive citizen science. Biological Conservation,208, 155-162. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.04.033 

Lukyanenko, R., Parsons, J., & Wiersma, Y. F. (2016). Emerging problems of data quality in citizen science. Conservation Biology,30(3), 447-449. doi:10.1111/cobi.12706

Sheil, D., Boissière, M., & Beaudoin, G. (2015). Unseen sentinels: local monitoring and control in conservation’s blind spots. Ecology and Society,20(2). doi:10.5751/es-07625-200239

Ten Principles of Citizen Science, European Citizen Science Association

West, S., Pateman, R. (2017). How Could Citizen Science Support the Sustainable Development Goals? Stockholm Environmental Institute. 

Wiggins, A., & Crowston, K. (2011). From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science. 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.doi:10.1109/hicss.2011.207


Publications based on data collected with Lapis Guides:

Tytar, V., DeKastle, A., Hammer, M. 2016. Mountain Ghosts: Protecting Snow Leopards and other Animals of the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Biosphere Expeditions.

Tytar, V., DeKastle, A., Hammer, M. 2017. Mountain Ghosts: Protecting Snow Leopards and other Animals of the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Biosphere Expeditions. 

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