- Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe (OAM), Centre for Environment and Population, Health, Technology and Society, Griffith University.
The forum will explore a wide range of issues relating to the challenges and benefits of Citizen Science (CS) in biodiversity conservation. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes duration, with a panel Q&A session at the end of each thematic segment.
- Economic benefits: What are the costs of CS? Where is funding sourced? Are there financial benefits to carrying out CS?
- Challenges and pitfalls: What about CS failures - where have they occurred? Were causes identified? How can we learn from CS failures?
- Community engagement: What are the challenges in obtaining and maintaining community involvement? What are the challenges in communicating and promoting CS projects?
- Data management and sharing: What are the challenges in achieving high quality
- data? Are there resources for managing the data received? How are results shared?
- Outcomes: The environmental outcomes of completed CS research - successes and/or failures? Did the community achieve educational outcomes? Was there any biodiversity conservation achievements? What is the future of CS in Australia?
Call for presentations:
- Please contact The Hut Environment and Community Association Inc. (THECA) if you are interested in making a presentation. Abstracts (up to 500 words) are due 6th April 2018, and should be emailed to email@example.com
- Please forward any queries to Greg Siepen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations open on 1st May, 2018.
Supported by Brisbane City Council, Healthy Land & Water and CSIRO.