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Citizen Science i Abisko: Hur ser förutsättningarna ut inom forskning i nordliga ekosystem?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Citizen Science in Abisko : What are the possibilities within arctic ecosystem research? (English)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I examine the possibilities for researchers in the field of climate change in the arctic ecosystems to collaborate with people of the common public for monitoring or to answer scientific questions, sometimes called Citizen Science. I have done this by focusing on the research community of Abisko, northern Sweden. I present a number of examples of possible projects that I have collected through literature, interviews and field work with researchers. Furthermore, I argue that Citizen Science projects might be a tool for nature guides in reaching adventurous visitors searching for more understanding of climate change, ecosystems, and who also want to contribute to real science. However, Citizen Science can also be a part of the democratization of a community when local people get engaged. Thus different aspects of Citizen Science are suitable for different target groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
arctic ecosystems, Citizen Science, Citizen Science models, Community Science, nature guiding
Keyword [sv]
arktiska ekosystem, medborgarforskning, frivilligbaserad forskning, naturguidning
National Category
Climate Research Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106592OAI: diva2:842950
Educational program
University Programme in Nature Guiding
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-07-23 Last updated: 2015-10-26Bibliographically approved

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