Expanding the scientific basis for how the world can monitor and manage natural resources.
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This D.Sc. thesis presents research into the theory, practice, application and results of ‘citizen science’ as applied in the developing world (Africa, South East Asia, Latin America) and in the Arctic (Greenland). It focuses on the opportunities of engaging local community members in natural resource monitoring and management in those areas of the world where ‘citizen science’ was previously widely believed to be impossible. Using theoretical, experimental and real-world case examples, the thesis defines the existing types of natural resource monitoring system and examines the potential of locally-based approaches: (i) to provide high-quality information, (ii) to empower local people in natural resource management, and (iii) to impact on livelihood and biodiversity. The main results are summarized below. 1. DEVELOPMENT OF TYPOLOGY. A typology of monitoring approaches is proposed for the natural world. Five categories of monitoring are described, ranging from efforts where monitor.....
PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen, and NORDECO (Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)2.1
South China Sea
Gulf of Guinea
CitationDanielsen, F. (2016) Expanding the scientific basis for how the world can monitor and manage natural resources. Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Copenhagen and NORDECO, 650pp. (DSc Thesis). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1842
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