Webcast Briefing: Two "Firsts" Give Citizen Science New Prominence in Addressing Societal Problems
Posted Jul 26 2012 9:00am
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers--so called "citizen scientists"--annually make major contributions to studies of ecology, climate change, biodiversity, weather, astronomy, seismology, cell biology, and other disciplines. Additionally, the number of citizen science groups is rapidly increasing, in part because the Internet and new applications afford quick and effective communication between citizen scientists and scientists.
The increasing prominence of citizen science is ...