This year’s Autumn Symposium will focus on the topic of citizen science. Speakers will include Chris Lintott, principal investigator of Zooniverse, the world’s largest platform for people-powered research.
How useful is citizen science in generating evidence for conservation and management?
9.00-9.30 Registration and tea/coffee
9.30-9.40 Open and introduction Fiona Mathews, Mammal Society Chair
9.40-10.25 Tales from the Zooniverse: Science with two million eyes Chris Lintott, Zooniverse
10.25-10.50 SCNOs and citizen science: a view from Scotland Rob Raynor, Scottish Natural Heritage
10.50-11.15 Tea and coffee
11.15-11.40 Reviewing the status of British mammals using records from citizen scientists Laura Kubasiewicz, Mammal Society
11.40-12.05 Harnessing the power of citizen science for mink eradication Xavier Lambin, University of Aberdeen
12.05-12.30 How citizen science can be used for long-term monitoring of population trends
David Noble, BTO
13.30-13.55 Lessons from 40 years of using citizen science to monitor marine mammals Peter Evans, Seawatch Foundation/Bangor University
13.55-14.20 Reviewing the opportunities and challenges of biological recording by citizen scientists Mike Pocock, Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
14.20-14.50 Citizen Science snapshot session 1: Short presentations on a range of citizen science projects
15.20-15.40 Citizen Science Snapshots session 2: Short presentations on a range of citizen science projects
15.40-16.10 Is citizen science the future of biological monitoring? Q&A including the speakers.
16.10-16.15 Thanks and Close