Using citizen science with alien species: a practical guide for project initiators

Helen Roy, Anna Gazda, Siobhan Edney, Paraskevi K. Karachle, Niki Chartosia, Jan Pergl, Annelies Duerinckx, Bozena Mitic, Ionna Angelidou, Ioannis Bazos, Jiří Skuhrovec, Marta L. Lopes, Pavel Pipek, Sven Schade, Vanessa Lozano, Peter Brown, Elizabete Marchante, Elena Tricarico, Tim Adriaens, Michael PocockLien Reyserhove, Maarten de Groot, Angeliki Martinou, Bernat Claramunt López

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This guide provides topics to consider when initiating or running a citizen science project on alien species or invasive alien species. It includes key recommendations on how to engage with your target audience, plan and design your project, handle data, perform analyses and evaluate your project outputs. It is intended to help anyone set up an alien species citizen science project. Target people include NGO workers, researchers, policy makers, volunteer groups, government agency workers, project managers, invasive species managers, teachers and the general public. Since there are many published guides on citizen science, this guide summarises the most relevant topics, highlights topics that are more relevant in the context of (invasive) alien species, and refers to other sources of information.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2-Feb-2023

Thematic List 2020

  • Invasive species

Free keywords

  • AlienCSI
  • COST action
  • citizen science

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