How Citizen Scientists Are Using
The Web to Track the Natural World

By making the recording and sharing of environmental data easier than ever, web-based technology has fostered the rapid growth of so-called citizen scientists — volunteers who collaborate with scientists to collect and interpret data. Here is a sampling of some of these projects. READ MORE

 

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For people concerned about the health of bees and other pollinators, the Great Sunflower Project asks participants to grow Lemon Queen sunflowers and monitor pollinators, particularly bees, to better understand how certain pesticides might affect them. Researchers correlate pollinator sightings with pesticide usage data for different regions (the maps above show where four neonicotinoid pesticides were used in 2009). For citizen scientists who can't plant and monitor sunflowers, the project enlists their help in counting and identifying pollinators visiting a variety of plants in yards, parks, and wilderness areas. (greatsunflower.org)

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