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Volume 366 - 5th Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2019 (ACSC2019) - Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2019
Factors for a successful citizen science on the example of bumblebee observations on
G. Neuwirth,* J. Neumayer, W. Wallner
*corresponding author
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Published on: 2020 March 27
The bumblebee focus of the online platform has developed into a high quality zoogeographic data source and a place of collecting observation data from citizens, bringing them in contact with zoogeographic and ecological questions and connecting them to a network of common interests and shared competences.
The main factors for the success are a sophisticated technology, prompt support for Citizen Scientists via internet and a long-term community building by public courses, common mapping excursions and presentations. Long term-engagement in know-how-transfer and support guarantees high quality data and an increasing community, that raises public awareness of the value of pollinators and the pollinator crisis.
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