Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Research Summary: I study how scientists communicate about, perceive, and implement citizen science. Citizen science is any way that members of the public participate in the scientific process. My research specifically focuses on how scientists communicate about and perceive the tasks that volunteers perform. In turn I then look at how this affects the way that they make decisions about how to implement citizen science projects. Understanding how these decisions are made is important because it affects both outcomes for science like the provision of quality data and those for volunteers like increased scientific literacy.