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Volume 16 Supplement 1

Citizen science through the OPAL lens


Publication of this supplement was supported by Defra. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Helen Roy.

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  1. This paper provides a short introduction to the topic of citizen science (CS) identifying the shift from the knowledge deficit model to more inclusive, participatory science. It acknowledges the benefits of ne...

    Authors: Linda Davies, Roger Fradera, Hauke Riesch and Poppy Lakeman-Fraser
    Citation: BMC Ecology 2016 16(Suppl 1):17
  2. Hedges are both ecologically and culturally important and are a distinctive feature of the British landscape. However the overall length of hedges across Great Britain is decreasing. Current challenges in stud...

    Authors: Laura Gosling, Tim H. Sparks, Yoseph Araya, Martin Harvey and Janice Ansine
    Citation: BMC Ecology 2016 16(Suppl 1):15
  3. The vast array of citizen science projects which have blossomed over the last decade span a spectrum of objectives from research to outreach. While some focus primarily on the collection of rigorous scientific...

    Authors: Poppy Lakeman-Fraser, Laura Gosling, Andy J. Moffat, Sarah E. West, Roger Fradera, Linda Davies, Maxwell A. Ayamba and René van der Wal
    Citation: BMC Ecology 2016 16(Suppl 1):16