Examining new trends in citizen science

At the start of every year, most people will have made a list of New Year’s resolutions. Some of the most common this year will be to get fit, adopt healthy eating habits and spend more time with the family. But have you ever thought about using your spare time to help classify galaxies, monitor coral reefs to detect signs of disease and invasive species outbreaks or to monitor the exposure effects of air pollution? More people are contributing to scientific projects through citizen science and factor goals such as these in their 2016 plans. But an important question remains: how much of the contributed data is published as peer-reviewed scientific articles? —> Read More