A new dawn for citizen science

Trends Ecol Evol. 2009 Sep;24(9):467-71. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2009.03.017. Epub 2009 Jul 6.


A citizen scientist is a volunteer who collects and/or processes data as part of a scientific enquiry. Projects that involve citizen scientists are burgeoning, particularly in ecology and the environmental sciences, although the roots of citizen science go back to the very beginnings of modern science itself.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ecology / trends*
  • Research Design
  • Research Personnel
  • Volunteers*