How Citizen Science is Democratizing Research and Environmental Monitoring

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 – When biologist Caren Cooper carries out her avian studies, she’s aided by thousands of assistants, none of whom are paid for their work. That’s because Cooper, a research associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, relies on the help of so-called citizen scientists, volunteers from across the country who contribute data.