Harnessing the Power of Community Science to Address Data Gaps in Arctic Observing: Invasive Species in Alaska as Case Examples.
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Spellman, Katie V.
Davis, Tammy J.
Mulder, Christa P. H.
Swenson, Nicole Y.
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The Arctic is undergoing large-scale changes that are likely to accelerate in future decades such as introductions and expansions of invasive species. The Arctic is in a unique position to prevent new introductions and spread of existing invasive species by adopting policies and actions aimed at early detection. Responding to threats from invasive species to minimize impacts to ecosystems, communities, food security, and northern economies will necessitate extensive observations and monitoring, but resource managers often face decisions without having adequate data and resources at hand. Local observing programs such as citizen science and community-based monitoring programs present attractive methods for increasing observing capacity that span contributory and co-created approaches while raising awareness of an issue among stakeholders. While the co-created model has been widely applied and encouraged in the Arctic context, contributory citizen science programs offer an additional too.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationSchwoerer, T., Spellman, K. V., Davis, T. J., Lee, O., Martin, A., et al. (2021) Harnessing the Power of Community Science to Address Data Gaps in Arctic Observing: Invasive Species in Alaska as Case Examples. Arctic, 74:73773, 14pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic73773
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