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Knowledge transfer through Citizen Science using the example of a forest inventory campaign

Thiel, Christian and Dubois, Clémence and Klan, Friederike and Pathe, Carsten and Schmullius, C. and Baade, Jussi and Müller, Marlin and Cremer, Felix (2020) Knowledge transfer through Citizen Science using the example of a forest inventory campaign. EGU. EGU General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Wien, Österreich.

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Citizen Science (CS) operates at the interface of engineering, natural and social sciences. The topic is currently gaining importance, which, from a political perspective, is based, among other things, on the hope of increasing the acceptance of science and scientific knowledge among the general public. The involvement of non-specialists in the conception and implementation of research projects enables and requires the development of innovative educational concepts that integrate knowledge transfer and added value to science, for example through citizen-based data acquisition. This win-win situation of active learning and the generation of research-relevant data can be implemented in educational institutions in particular by expanding didactic concepts with the integration of citizen science. As an example, the project of the DLR in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena will be presented. The campaign took place at site 15 km to the SE of Jena featuring planted and intensively managed forest. During the past two years the forest was affected by several stressors such as storm events, long drought periods (spring 2018 and 2019, summer 2018), and bark beetle attacks. Thus, forest management activities were conducted in June 2019 to remove stressed and infected trees. Two CS campaigns were conducted: one before (May) and one after (July) the management action (cross validation, check which trees were logged). The aim was to collect the stem circumference, the species, and other describing parameters. The citizens were gathered from a university lecture for forthcoming Geography teachers. During the campaign a new approach for improved positioning under challenging GNSS conditions was tested (offset correction using Bluetooth low energy beacons - BLE).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/139905/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Knowledge transfer through Citizen Science using the example of a forest inventory campaign
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Thiel, ChristianChristian.Thiel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5144-8145
Dubois, Clémenceclemence.dubois (at) uni-jena.deUNSPECIFIED
Klan, FriederikeFriederike.Klan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1856-7334
Pathe, CarstenCarsten.Pathe (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmullius, C.c.schmullius (at) uni-jena.deUNSPECIFIED
Baade, JussiFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaUNSPECIFIED
Cremer, FelixFelix.Cremer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8659-4361
Date:8 May 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Knowledge transfer, Citizen Science
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2020
Event Location:Wien, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:4-8 May 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Jena
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Data Science > Citizen Science
Deposited By: Thiel, Christian
Deposited On:04 Jan 2021 12:22
Last Modified:04 Jan 2021 12:22

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