xv, 279 pages : illustrations, maps, photograph ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -274) and index.
Why citizen science? / Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney -- pt. I. The practice of citizen science. 1. Overview of citizen science / Rick Bonney and Janis L. Dickinson -- 2. Projects and possibilities: lessons from citizen science projects : From backyard observations to continent-wide trends: lessons from the first twenty-two years of Project FeederWatch / David N. Bonter ; Monitoring monarchs: citizen science and a charismatic insect / Karen S. Oberhauser ; Neighborhood Nestwatch: Mentoring citizens in the urban matrix / Peter P. Marra and Robert Reitsma ; Project BudBurst: citizen science for all seasons / Sandra Henderson, Dennis L. Ward, Kirsten K. Meymaris, Paul Alaback, and Kayri Havens -- 3. Using bioinformatics in citizen science / Steve Kelling -- 4. Growing the base for citizen science: recruiting and engaging participants / Miyoko Chu, Patricia Leonard, and Flisa Stevenson -- 5. What is our impact? Toward a unified framework for evaluating outcomes of citizen science participation / Tina Phillips, Rick Bonney, and Jennifer L. Shirk -- pt. II. Impacts of citizen science on conservation research. 6. The opportunities and challenges of citizen science as a tool for ecological research / Caren B. Cooper, Wesley M. Hochachka, and André A. Dhondt -- 7. Widening the circle of investigation: the interface between citizen science and landscape ecology / Benjamin Zuckerberg and Kevin McGarigal -- 8. Using data mining to discover biological patterns in citizen science observations / Daniel Fink and Wesley M. Hochachka -- 9. Developing a conservation research program with citizen science / Ralph S. Hames, James D. Lowe, and Kenneth V. Rosenberg -- 10. Citizens, science, and environmental policy: a British perspective / Jeremy J.D. Greenwood -- pt. III. Educational, social, and behavioral aspects of citizen science. 11. Cognitive considerations in the development of citizen science projects / Rebecca C. Jordan ... [et al.] -- 12. Who poses the question? Using citizen science to help K-12 teachers meet the mandate for inquiry / Nancy M. Trautmann ... [et al.] -- 13. A gateway to science for all: celebrate urban birds / Karen Purcell, Cecilia Garibay, and Janis L. Dickinson --14. Children and nature: following the trail to environmental attitudes and behavior / Nancy M. Wells and Kristi S. Lekies -- 15. Internet-based social networking and collective action models of citizen science: theory meets possibility / Heather A. Triezenberg ... [et al.] -- 16. A role for citizen science in disaster and conflict recovery and resilience / Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny