Lessons From A Year of Citizen Science

A session at Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

Thursday 20th February, 2014

10:10am to 10:35am (GMT)

The variety of citizen science projects available - from the structure of proteins to mapping galaxies - is staggering, and continues to grow. Here I give a citizen’s perspective on the benefits of participation, and explore how these extend far beyond data collection and analysis.

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James Borrell

Conservation biologist, writer and speaker. Currently studying the genetics of rare trees, supporting citizen science, expeditions and microadventures. bio from Twitter

James Borrell’s aim is to encourage aspiring conservationists. His first experience of expeditions was a month spent in the rainforests of Madagascar at the age of 17. Subsequently he has been involved with several further expeditions, conducted research in South Africa and Finnish Lapland, sailed the Atlantic Ocean and travelled over land from London to Istanbul and through the Caucasus in search of Europe’s Wild Places. James’s main research interests are the effects of habitat fragmentation on the conservation of rare species. James has just completed a Year of Citizen Science. Find more information on his activities at http://www.jamesborrell.com/

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28 attendees

  • Aaron Mason
  • Andrea Sforzi
  • Andreas Lieberoth
  • Ben Segal
  • Bruno Vieira
  • Clemens Jacobs
  • Dan Sutch
  • Danbee Kim
  • David Mellor
  • David Lang
  • Brian Degger
  • Ilya Levin
  • Gilda Esteves
  • Greg Newman
  • James Borrell
  • James Borrell
  • Jo
  • Johann Zaller
  • Kathryn Scheckel
  • Lea Shanley @Geodatapolicy
  • mark herringer
  • Muki Haklay
  • Marie Rose
  • Robert Simpson
  • Tom August
  • Tom Evans
  • Jonathan Brier
  • Xiyu

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Time 10:10am10:35am GMT

Date Thu 20th February 2014


Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society

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