How political does citizen science need to be?

How political does citizen science need to be?

Research on initiatives in Fukushima raise globally relevant questions for citizen science practice Citizen science projects about pollution often emerge in areas of contention between citizens and institutional or governmental actors: take vehicle emissions and urban...
Using citizen science to transform our science system?

Using citizen science to transform our science system?

In the concluding chapter of the book “Citizen science”, Bonn and colleagues argue that citizen science can lead to advances in science, policy, and society. ACTION partners T6 Ecosystems and DRIFT are building on these insights to investigate the ways in which...
Habitat loss and drought huge blow for Dutch butterflies

Habitat loss and drought huge blow for Dutch butterflies

Many butterfly species are threatened in the Netherlands, especially species from nutrient poor sandy areas are doing poorly. This is due to a large part a result of habitat loss and nitrogen deposition. The areas where they occur have become smaller and smaller, and...
Butterflies show pollution with nitrogen

Butterflies show pollution with nitrogen

Agriculture, industry and traffic cause emissions of reactive nitrogen, NH4 for agriculture and NOx in industry and traffic. This also comes down as deposition in nature reserves. As nitrogen is a plant nutrient this changes the vegetation but it also causes...