Citizen scientists have helped researchers track the changing environment during the pandemic.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus citizen-science air-pollution lockdown urban-wildlife spiders
Rare left-coiled shells in garden snails turn out to be a developmental accident not an inherited trait.
June 3, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: citizen-science snails left-handedness
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
March 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: data citizen-science wildlife gps plastic mapping litter microplastics great-lakes plastic-pollution
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
March 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change birds agriculture plants citizen-science winter spring pollinators seasonal-change phenology
Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.
March 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: biodiversity birds ecology citizen-science wildlife wildlife-conservation ornithology competition bird-feeding wildlife-biology
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