ECOS 35 (2) Summer 2014 The rise of citizen science: How can community research help nature? Kay Haw

Abstract: Citizen science is a popular way of gathering data and involving the public in science projects; from bird counts to spotting solar storms. But what are the benefits: is it a fad or here to stay, does it contribute to scientific progress and what makes a good citizen science project?

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Haw, Kay “ECOS 35 (2) Summer 2014 The rise of citizen science: How can community research help nature? Kay Haw” ECOS vol. 35(2), 2014, British Association of Nature Conservationists, www.ecos.org.uk/ecos-35-2-summer-2014-the-rise-of-citizen-science-how-can-community-research-help-nature-kay-haw/.