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. 

Hermann, L., DeKastle, A., Foggin, M. (2020). The Rock Art of the Karakol Region (Tchoui and Naryn Oblast) in Kyrgyzstan. International Newsletter on Rock Art. 86:17-25   English Version   French Version

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