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Webcast Briefing: Two "Firsts" Give Citizen Science New Prominence in Addressing Societal Problems

Posted Jul 26 2012 9:00am

Photo showing two students taking notes on seasonal changes in plants for Project Budburst.

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 ...

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