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Greg Newman

Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Greg Newman

My 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. My 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. My 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. I serve on the Web and IT subcommittee for the North American Pika Consortium to help assist in citizen science web development activities.