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Greg Newman

Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Greg Newman

Greg's research focuses on developing and evaluating online ecological data management systems in support of multi-scale citizen science and community-based monitoring programs to provide decision support for those involved with the management and conservation of natural ecosystems. His research involves developing and evaluating the International Biological Information System; an ecological data management support system for the nationwide citizen science website 'CitSci.org' (www.citsci.org) and the National Institute of Invasive Species Science (www.niiss.org). This system is a spatially and temporally explicit online Geographic Information System designed to detect, assess, monitor, and control invasive species worldwide. Greg's research areas include: designing and evaluating online tools in support of multi-scale citizen science; developing tools for multi-scale ecological analyses using integrated data sets; assessing the usability and effectiveness of online tools; evaluating different science communication approaches; and developing comparable ecological indicators for multi-scale analyses. Greg also serves on the Web and IT subcommittee for the North American Pika Consortium to help assist in citizen science web development activities.

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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