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Citizen SciencePublic Participation in Environmental Research$
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Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449116

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.001.0001

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A Role for Citizen Science in Disaster and Conflict Recovery and Resilience

A Role for Citizen Science in Disaster and Conflict Recovery and Resilience

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(p.226) 16 A Role for Citizen Science in Disaster and Conflict Recovery and Resilience
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Citizen Science
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Keith G. Tidball

Marianne E. Krasny

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0017

This chapter examines how citizen science can contribute to community resilience in situations of human vulnerability within the context of civic ecology. Drawing from the disaster, conflict, natural resource management, and resilience literatures, and from examples of participatory data collection linked with environmental restoration in postcrisis settings, the chapter considers how we might integrate concepts from citizen science with scholarship and practice aimed at fostering community capacity to buffer the impacts of disasters and conflicts. It argues that citizen science can play an important role in conflict management and disaster recovery, in part by accumulating multiple forms of knowledge and data collection over broad geographic areas.

Keywords:   citizen science, community resilience, civic ecology, natural resource management, data collection, environmental restoration, conflict management, disaster recovery

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