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Citizen Science forum - Brisbane

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11 Aug 2018 (All day)
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.
Keynote speaker
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe (OAM), Centre for Environment and Population, Health, Technology and Society, Griffith University.
Forum themes
  • 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?
Supported by Brisbane City Council, Healthy Land & Water and CSIRO.

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