Thursday 20th February, 2014
10:10am to 10:35am
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.
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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