Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Citizen Science Framework Review: Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Addendum to the Citizen Science Framework Review: Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The term citizen science describes partnerships between the public and professional scientists to address questions and issues of common concern. Usually when people refer to citizen science they mean projects for which members of the public collect, categorize, transcribe, or analyze scientific data (Bonney et al. 2014). Over the past two decades citizen science has become very popular, and thousands of citizen science projects now engage millions of participants around the world. Projects cover a breadth of fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. Citizen science is used as a tool for increasing knowledge about the natural world, for achieving environmental conservation, and for increasing public science literacy. (Shirk & Bonney)

These documents provide a review of, and inform a Citizen Science Framework within the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Citizen Science Framework Review - Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service

ADDENDUM to the Citizen Science Framework Review: Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Shirk J, Bonney R. 2015. Citizen Science Framework Review: Informing a Framework for Citizen Science within the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY.