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citizen science

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Citizen science refers to research collaborations in which volunteers and scientists partner to answer real-world questions, typically through a connected interface. A major setback of citizen science projects is that they require some level of computer l.

Global assessment (1st work programme), Sustainable use assessment Ens, 2012; Gill & Lantz, 2014; Pulsifer et al., 2010; Stevens et al., 2014

diverse range of approaches in which scientific research is conducted, in whole or in part, by volunteers with varying levels of expertise (also known as community science, participatory monitoring, community-based environmental monitoring, crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, or volunteer monitoring). Citizen science often contributes to surveillance of invasive alien species

Invasive alien species assessment Gardiner & Roy, 2022; Pocock et al., 2018