Leveraging place in citizen science for effective decision-making

Greg Newman

Colorado State University

Dr. Newman is a research scientist, ecologist, and informatics specialist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU). He received his PhD from CSU in citizen science, community-based monitoring, andecological informatics. His current research focuses on designing and evaluating the effectiveness of cyber-infrastructure support systems for citizen science programs. His research interests include evaluating various citizen science program models, understanding the socio-ecological benefits of engaging the public in scientific research, designing and evaluating data management systems for socio-ecological research, assessing the value of local and traditional ecological knowledge for conservation and education outcomes, and developing spatial-temporal decision support systems. He is passionate about working landscapes and the role of rural communities in their stewardship.


Citizen science projects often focus on large-scale scientist-defined conservation topics such as bird diversity, phenology, climate change, invasive species, human-wildlife conflicts, and other fisheries and wildlife... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Greg Newman (Colorado State University)
  2. Mark Chandler (Earthwatch)
  3. Malin Clyde (University of New Hampshire)
  4. Bridie Mcgreavy (University of Maine)
  5. Muki Haklay (University College London)
  6. Heidi Ballard (University of California, Davis)
  7. Steven Gray (Michigan State University)
  8. Russell Scarpino (Colorado State University)
  9. Rina Hauptfeld (Colorado State University)
  10. David Mellor (Open Science Foundation)
  11. John Gallo (Conservation Biology Institute)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Communication and Education


T-1C » Citizen Science (08:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall C)

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