We are very happy to bring to your notice the final report of our recently completed project ‘Citizen Science in ecology in India’ that was carried out at the DST Centre for Policy Research at IIT Delhi.

A comprehensive, first of its kind, study of Citizen Science in Ecology initiatives in India, the report provides detailed information of 17 Citizen Science projects and offers insight and analysis that could be of use to policy makers, researchers, scientists, media persons and the citizen scientists themselves.

The report has been uploaded to academia.edu and can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.academia.edu/39816694/Citizen_Science_in_ecology_in_India_-_an_initial_mapping_and_analysis

(For list of contents please see below)

If you are unable to access it for any reason, pls do let us know and we’ll email you the pdf.

We look forward very much to your comments and reactions and also suggestions of how this work can be taken forward.


CITIZEN SCIENCE IN ECOLOGY IN INDIA – AN INITIAL MAPPING AND ANALYSIS

LIST OF CONTENTS

– Acknowledgements

– Executive summary

– Introduction
.. A brief history of Citizen Science
.. Citizen Science in ecology in India

– Methodology

– Analysis Part I
a. Subjects of research
b. Time Frame
c. Data related
d. Data quality

– Analysis Part II
a. Citizen Science as data collection
b. From within the establishment
c. Technologies of Citizen Science
d. Voluntarity
e. The Citizen Science nomenclature

– Conclusion

– Annexures

– References 82

– List of Boxes
1: Some notable outputs from the Citizen Science projects
2: On the relevance and potential of Citizen Science in India
3: On issues of data quality related to Citizen Science
4: On the central role being played by a certain set of technologies
5: On the logic and rationale of using the nomenclature of ‘Citizen Science’


Sadly it focusses only on Fauna and Flora is badly missing & neglected.

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