Fewer moths because of light pollution

Fewer moths because of light pollution

By Roy van Grunsven – DBC Light pollution is well known to affect individual moths. To what extent this also has a negative impact on moth populations was unknown. Insects can lay a lot of eggs and food availability and larval survival may determine population...
Upcoming light pollution meeting

Upcoming light pollution meeting

The ALAN conference series is dedicated to examining all aspects of artificial light at night. The broad scope of the conference includes how light is produced, where it is present, what effects it has on humans and the environment, how it is perceived by the public...
Earth Day, Action against Climate Change

Earth Day, Action against Climate Change

By Kat Austen – IGB Today is Earth Day, and across the world citizen science projects are coming together to push for a healthier planet. We’re delighted that our ACTION Accelerator project In My Backyard is participating with a drive to find out about...
Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Participants in Citizen Science projects are typically older. The average age of the volunteers is around 50 years old which makes sense as a lack of time is the most commonly stated barrier to participation. Younger individuals can be busy with school and work...
Taking citizen science meetings online

Taking citizen science meetings online

By Annelli Janssen – DRIFT How do you meet your citizens during the COVID19 crisis? Physical distancing does not (need to) mean social distancing – but how do you manage your online connections in an effective and meaningful way? In this illustrated summary,...