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Using citizen science data to estimate climatic niches and species distributions

Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 20 (May 2017), pp. 75-85,


Opportunistic citizen data documenting species observations – i.e. observations collected by citizens in a non-standardized way – is becoming increasingly available. In the absence of scientific observations, this data may be a viable alternative for a number of research questions. Here we test the ability of opportunistic species records to provide predictions of the realized distribution of species and if species attributes can act as indicators of the reliability and completeness of these data. We use data for 39 reptile and ...


Spatial distribution of citizen science casuistic observations for different taxonomic groups

Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, No. 1. (16 October 2017),


Opportunistic citizen science databases are becoming an important way of gathering information on species distributions. These data are temporally and spatially dispersed and could have limitations regarding biases in the distribution of the observations in space and/or time. In this work, we test the influence of landscape variables in the distribution of citizen science observations for eight taxonomic groups. We use data collected through a Portuguese citizen science database ( We use a zero-inflated negative binomial regression to model the distribution ...


Citizen science application - Invasive Alien Species in Europe



The JRC, within the framework of MYGEOSS initiative devoted to citizen science, has developed an application for Apple and Android smartphone devices called “Invasive Alien Species Europe”, which allows users to report the presence of the 37 species currently listed as Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of Union concern (EU Regulation 1143/2014) on the European territory. User friendly factsheets and pictures guide the user towards the species likely to have been observed. Once validated, data will be fed into the European Alien ...


Citizen science and early detection of invasive species: phenology of first occurrences of Halyomorpha halys in Southern Europe

Biological Invasions (2016), pp. 1-8,


Early detection of invasive alien species and the ability to track their spread are critical for undertaking appropriate management decisions. Citizen science surveys are potentially valuable tools for quickly obtaining information on biodiversity and species distributions. The Asian brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an invasive pest of agricultural crops and a dwelling nuisance. Halyomorpha halys was first recorded in Italy in 2012 in Emilia Romagna, one of the most important fruit producing regions of Europe. To rapidly obtain data ...


Outside the pipeline: reimagining science education for nonscientists

Science, Vol. 340, No. 6130. (18 April 2013), pp. 314-317,


Educational policy increasingly emphasizes knowledge and skills for the preprofessional “science pipeline” rather than helping students use science in daily life. We synthesize research on public engagement with science to develop a research-based plan for cultivating competent outsiders: nonscientists who can access and make sense of science relevant to their lives. Schools should help students access and interpret the science they need in response to specific practical problems, judge the credibility of scientific claims based on both evidence and institutional cues, ...


Rise of the citizen scientist

Nature, Vol. 524, No. 7565. (18 August 2015), pp. 265-265,


From the oceans to the soil, technology is changing the part that amateurs can play in research. But this greater involvement raises concerns that must be addressed. [Excerpt] [...] Citizen science has come a long way from the first distributed-computing projects that hoovered up spare processing power on home computers to perform calculations or search for alien signals. And it has progressed further still since the earliest public surveys of wildlife: it was way back in 1900 that the Audubon Society persuaded ...


Prodromo della vegetazione italiana



[Excerpt] In attuazione della Strategia Nazionale per la Biodiversità 2011-2020, il Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare intende divulgare e rendere fruibile il “Prodromo della vegetazione italiana” coniugando, in tal modo, le conoscenze della ricerca scientifica con le esigenze applicative della conservazione, gestione e uso sostenibile della biodiversità. Il Prodromo della Vegetazione d’Italia è uno strumento di lavoro per ricercatori, professionisti, pubblici amministratori e, nello stesso tempo, rappresenta una opportunità di conoscenza per appassionati della natura e ...


Monumental trees

edited by Tim Bekaert


[Excerpt] This site started on a summer's eve in 2003 as a Belgian site about giant sequoia trees in Belgium and The Netherlands. Soon location details were provided by many people from these countries. In 2005 the site was restyled and was also partly available in French and English, but still manually edited by the webmaster. However, in 2010 this became unfeasible for him and the site became, an interactive community site where users could now add trees/measurements/photos themselves, without a single webmaster ...


Crisis mappers turn to citizen scientists

Nature, Vol. 515, No. 7527. (19 November 2014), pp. 321-321,


Crowdsourced disaster surveys strive for more reliability in online collaboration. [Excerpt] When Typhoon Haiyan barrelled into the Philippines on 8 November 2013, more than 1,600 volunteers leapt to their laptops to make 4.5 million edits to OpenStreetMap, an online, open global map. Working from satellite imagery, the volunteers created maps for stricken areas of the islands, and tagged buildings that seemed to have been damaged or destroyed. The maps were used to help aid workers to navigate the terrain, and the damage ...


Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft



[Excerpt] Equipped with free GNU Radio software, a group of citizen scientists has contacted, controlled, and is attempting to recapture a 1970s-era satellite and bring it back into an orbit close to Earth. The International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, or ISEE-3, was launched in 1978 by NASA to monitor activity on the sun. After three years of observation, NASA repurposed the satellite, which soon became the first spacecraft to visit a comet. The mission ended in 1999, when NASA abandoned ISEE-3 to orbit ...


Spatial Computing and Social Media in the Context of Disaster Management

Intelligent Systems, IEEE, Vol. 27, No. 6. (November 2012), pp. 90-96,


The growing trend of using smartphones and other GPS-enabled devices has provided new opportunities for developing spatial computing applications and technologies in unanticipated and unprecedented ways. Some capabilities of today's smartphones highlight the potential of citizen sensors to enable the next generation of geoinformatics. One promising application area for this is social media and its application to disaster management. Dynamic, real-time incident information collected from onsite human responders about the extent of damage, the evolution of the event, the community's needs, ...


The Emergence of Social and Community Intelligence

Computer, Vol. 44, No. 7. (July 2011), pp. 21-28,


Social and community intelligence research aims to reveal individual and group behaviors, social interactions, and community dynamics by mining the digital traces that people leave while interacting with Web applications, static infrastructure, and mobile and wearable devices. ...


Citizen Sensing, Social Signals, and Enriching Human Experience

Internet Computing, IEEE, Vol. 13, No. 4. (July 2009), pp. 87-92,


In this article, I introduce the exciting paradigm of citizen sensing enabled by mobile sensors and human computing - that is, humans as citizens on the ubiquitous Web, acting as sensors and sharing their observations and views using mobile devices and Web 2.0 services. ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 8

(February 2014)
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List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


An extensive survey on wood use for domestic heating in Lombardy: implication for PM emission inventory

In 14th International Emission Inventory Conference, Transforming Emission Inventories - Meeting Future Challenges Today (April 2005)


Given the lack of reliable data on wood combustion for residential heating in Lombardy (Italy), a specific survey has been undertaken: 98.061 questionnaires have been sent by mail to students of 386 secondary schools; 32.993 students (33,6%) of 236 schools filled the questionnaires. Data concerning quantity and quality of wood use, type of combustion systems and temporal split of wood use during the 2003-2004 winter season have been analyzed in order to produce an estimate of wood combustion and the consequent ...


Reconstructing boundaries and reason in the climate debate

Global Environmental Change, Vol. 20, No. 4. (01 October 2010), pp. 565-569,


In this article I argue that the climate controversies of 2009 and 2010 should be seen as a contest about the boundaries of science; a contest which sociologists argue has long been important in establishing claims about the nature and authority of science. This boundary typically comes under pressure where science is asked to contribute to public policy. Three changes appear to have brought pressure on this boundary, and therefore on the authority of science, in the domain climate change: public ...


Conservation: Citizens add to satellite forest maps

Nature, Vol. 490, No. 7420. (18 October 2012), pp. 342-342,
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