Citizen Scientist

Author: Mary Ellen Hannibal
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 9781615193981
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Endemic animals

A science writer, mourning the recent loss of her father, finds solace in citizen science, with its promise to slow and reverse another kind of loss she's been deeply grappling with--the unprecedented mass extinction of species Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the power of a heroic cast of volunteers--and the makings of what may be our last, best hope in slowing an unprecedented mass extinction. Digging deeply, Hannibal traces today's tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Prompted by her novelist father's sudden death, she also examines her own past--and discovers a family legacy of looking closely at the world. With unbending zeal for protecting the planet, she then turns her gaze to the wealth of species left to fight for. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescued herself from an odyssey of loss--with a new kind of science.

Citizen Scientist

Author: Mary Ellen Hannibal
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 9781615192441
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Science

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016: “Intelligent and impassioned, Citizen Scientist is essential reading for anyone interested in the natural world.” Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists’ efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours mountains, she discovers the power of the heroic volunteers who are helping scientists measure—and even slow—today’s unprecedented mass extinction. Citizen science may be the future of large-scale field research—and our planet’s last, best hope.

Citizen Scientists

Author: Loree Griffin Burns
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805095173
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shows young readers how a citizen scientist learns about butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs.

Citizen Science How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery

Author: Caren Cooper
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781468314144
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Science

The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist." Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. They are our neighbors, our in-laws, and people in the office down the hall. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. Citizen scientists are challenging old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest societal problems might emerge. In telling their story, Cooper will inspire readers to rethink their own assumptions about the role that individuals can play in gaining scientific understanding and putting that understanding to use as stewards of our world. Citizen Science will be a rallying call-to-arms, and will also function as an authoritative resource for those inspired by the featured stories and message.

Citizen Science

Author: Nancy M. Trautmann
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936959082
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biology

The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research--also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. Citizen Science offers you: Real-life case studies of classes that engaged in citizen science and learned authentic scientific processes and the habits of mind associated with scientific reasoning. Fifteen stimulating lessons you can use to build data collection and analysis into your teaching. Plenty of flexibility. You can use the lessons with or without access to field or lab facilities; whether or not your students can collect and submit data of their own; and inside your classroom or outside through fieldwork in schoolyards, parks, or other natural areas in urban or rural settings. You don't need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in one of a growing variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

The Rightful Place of Science

Author: Darlene Cavalier
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692694838
Release Date: 2016-05-29
Genre:

This volume in The Rightful Place of Science series explores citizen science, the movement to reshape the relationship between science and the public. By not only participating in scientific projects but actively helping to decide what research questions are asked and how that research is conducted, ordinary citizens are transforming how science benefits society. Through vivid chapters that describe the history and theory of citizen science, detailed examples of brilliant citizen science projects, and a look at the movement's future, The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science is the ideal guide for anyone interested in one of the most important trends in scientific practice.

Observation and Ecology

Author: Rafe Sagarin
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610912303
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: Science

The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new and important directions. Observation and Ecology documents that transformation, exploring how scientists and researchers are expanding their methodological toolbox to incorporate an array of new and reexamined observational approaches—from traditional ecological knowledge to animal-borne sensors to genomic and remote-sensing technologies—to track, study, and understand current environmental problems and their implications. The authors paint a clear picture of what observational approaches to ecology are and where they fit in the context of ecological science. They consider the full range of observational abilities we have available to us and explore the challenges and practical difficulties of using a primarily observational approach to achieve scientific understanding. They also show how observations can be a bridge from ecological science to education, environmental policy, and resource management. Observations in ecology can play a key role in understanding our changing planet and the consequences of human activities on ecological processes. This book will serve as an important resource for future scientists and conservation leaders who are seeking a more holistic and applicable approach to ecological science.

The Incidental Steward

Author: Akiko Busch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300178791
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Nature

DIVA thoughtful citizen scientist contemplates our changing natural world and the value of stewardship/div

Artscience

Author: David Edwards
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067402625X
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Attempts to show how innovation in the post-Google generation is often catalyzed by those who cross a conventional line so firmly drawn between the arts and the sciences.

Citizen Science

Author: Janis L. Dickinson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801464423
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Science

Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards, watching for the first budding leaf in spring, or measuring local snowfall. The large numbers of volunteers who participate in projects such as Project FeederWatch or Project BudBurst collect valuable research data, which, when pooled together, create an enormous body of scientific data on a vast geographic scale. In return, such projects aim to increase participants' connections to science, place, and nature, while supporting science literacy and environmental stewardship. In Citizen Science, experts from a variety of disciplines-including scientists and education specialists working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where many large citizen science programs use birds as proxies for biodiversity-share their experiences of creating and implementing successful citizen science projects, primarily those that use massive data sets gathered by citizen scientists to better understand the impact of environmental change. This first and foundational book for this developing field of inquiry addresses basic aspects of how to conduct citizen science projects, including goal-setting, program design, and evaluation, as well as the nuances of creating a robust digital infrastructure and recruiting a large participant base through communications and marketing. An overview of the types of research approaches and techniques demonstrates how to make use of large data sets arising from citizen science projects. A final section focuses on citizen science's impacts and its broad connections to understanding the human dimensions and educational aspects of participation. Citizen Science teaches teams of program developers and researchers how to cross the bridge from success at public engagement to using citizen science data to understand patterns and trends or to test hypotheses about how ecological processes respond to change at large geographic scales. Intended as a resource for a broad audience of experts and practitioners in natural sciences, information science, and social sciences, this book can be used to better understand how to improve existing programs, develop new ones, and make better use of the data resources that have accumulated from citizen science efforts. Its focus on harnessing the impact of "crowdsourcing" for scientific and educational endeavors is applicable to a wide range of fields, especially those that touch on the importance of massive collaboration aimed at understanding and conserving what we can of the natural world.

Spine of the Continent

Author: Mary Ellen Hannibal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762788828
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Nature

As climate change encroaches, natural habitats are shifting while human development makes islands of even the largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity within them. The Spine of the Continent profiles the most ambitious conservation effort ever made: to create linked protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico. Backed by blue-ribbon scientific foundations, the Spine is a grassroots, cooperative effort among NGOs large and small and everyday citizens. It aims not only to make physical connections so nature will persist but also to make connections between people and the land. In this fascinating and important account, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of the Spine and shares stories of the impassioned activists she meets and the critters they love.

Evidence of Evolution

Author: Susan Middleton
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133009634
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Photography

Describes the patterns of evolutionary development in animals and plants, overviewing the key concepts that explain life on Earth.

The Great Quake

Author: Henry Fountain
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
ISBN: 9781101904060
Release Date: 2017
Genre: History

About the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history, the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega, and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place

Life Stories

Author: Heather Newbold
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520218965
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Compiles sixteen essays from such well-known scientists as Paul Ehrich, James Lovelock, David Suzuki, and Elliott Norse on the future of their field and the implications of their work.

The Spine of the Continent

Author: Mary Ellen Hannibal
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 0762786787
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Nature

In The Spine of the Continent, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of North America and reports on efforts to create a wildlife corridor through Canada, the United States, and Mexico, begun with the purpose of protecting landscapes so that animals and plants have room to roam.