There are some questions that are best answered with human intelligence, and others by a combination of human intelligence and data-driven intelligence. The latter uses "Big Data" and computers to make sense of the world in ways that the human mind is woefully inadequate. (Paraphrased from "Reinventing Discovery" by Michael Nielsen). How should we design Data-driven Intelligence to be ethical, effective, and yield a better world?
What are the opportunities for partnerships and volunteerism with the Forest Service for collaborative monitoring in the Sierra Nevada? Region 5 of the US Forest Service (USFS) is posing the above question, along with several others, and looking for feedback at the Sierra Cascades Dialogue on Jan...
A wiki page for everyone to participate: Place-based citizen science links together a broad suite of citizen science programs to help in the stewardship of a place. This stewardship includes actions that conserve nature, build socio-ecological resilience, and/or sustain a healthy environment..
John Gallo, PhD's insight:
Idea in progress. Please consider it, and any feedback/edits welcome.
California Naturalist - The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
John Gallo, PhD's insight:
"With appropriate checks for data quality, and statistically correcting for biases where necessary, hypothesis-led citizen science is a potentially powerful tool for carrying out scientific research across large spatial scales while simultaneously engaging many people with science."
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