Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPublic participation in scientific research:How we got here and ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                         Outline       • What is PPSR?       • H...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:Define a question/issueGather informationDevelop exp...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:                    Contributory Collaborative Co-Cr...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:                    Contributory Collaborative Co-Cr...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:                    Contributory Collaborative Co-Cr...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:                    Contributory Collaborative Co-Cr...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                         Outline       • How we got here
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                       Science                  ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                         Some of our            ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park  Professionalization of science,marginalization of public parti...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                    Collections of              ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                                    Solving     ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                               Important big data               ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park   Recent developments in PPSR• Huge improvements in:   – Techno...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                         Outline       • Grand challenges – PPSR...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkClimate change and global changes                               ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                 We need data:                  ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                          Fine-scale            ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                    Changes in                  ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                                      Loss of                   ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park        Lots of other applications                              ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park                         Outline       • Where we go now
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkHuge growth in public participation in        scientific researc...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Good time to bring the field together                          ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park  Where do YOU want PPSR to go?                                 ...
Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park              abe_miller-rushing@nps.gov              sercinstit...
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Presentation Title: Public Participation in Scientific Research: How We Got Here and Where We Go Now
Presenter: Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator, National Park Service, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Education and Research Center

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Miller rushing Plenary PPSR2012

  1. 1. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPublic participation in scientific research:How we got here and where we go now Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator Schoodic Education and Research Center and Acadia National Park
  2. 2. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Outline • What is PPSR? • How we got here • Grand challenges – PPSR’s role • Where we go now
  3. 3. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models:Define a question/issueGather informationDevelop explanationsDesign data collection methodsCollect samplesAnalyze samplesAnalyze dataInterpret data/concludeDisseminate conclusionsDiscuss results/inquire further
  4. 4. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models: Contributory Collaborative Co-CreatedDefine a question/issueGather informationDevelop explanationsDesign data collection methodsCollect samplesAnalyze samplesAnalyze dataInterpret data/concludeDisseminate conclusionsDiscuss results/inquire further
  5. 5. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models: Contributory Collaborative Co-CreatedDefine a question/issueGather informationDevelop explanationsDesign data collection methodsCollect samplesAnalyze samplesAnalyze dataInterpret data/concludeDisseminate conclusionsDiscuss results/inquire further
  6. 6. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models: Contributory Collaborative Co-CreatedDefine a question/issueGather informationDevelop explanationsDesign data collection methodsCollect samplesAnalyze samplesAnalyze dataInterpret data/concludeDisseminate conclusionsDiscuss results/inquire further
  7. 7. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkPPSR models: Contributory Collaborative Co-CreatedDefine a question/issueGather informationDevelop explanationsDesign data collection methodsCollect samplesAnalyze samplesAnalyze dataInterpret data/concludeDisseminate conclusionsDiscuss results/inquire further
  8. 8. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Outline • How we got here
  9. 9. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Science began as an amateur pursuit
  10. 10. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Some of our most important science has relied on public participation
  11. 11. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Professionalization of science,marginalization of public participation Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey
  12. 12. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Collections of scientific materials and observations Image credit: Gray Herbarium
  13. 13. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Solving local problems Disney and Steele. 2006. MDI Water Quality Coalition
  14. 14. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Important big data Image credits: Acadia National Park Archives and Karl et al. 2008. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
  15. 15. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Recent developments in PPSR• Huge improvements in: – Technology – Communication – Data storage – Analysis – Best practices• Explicit participant- focused outcomes Image credit: Library of Congress
  16. 16. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Outline • Grand challenges – PPSR’s role
  17. 17. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkClimate change and global changes • Changing basic assumptions • Need basic data that have been ignored or de-emphasized Geographical pattern of surface warming for late 21st century relative to late 20th century. Image credit: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007. Synthesis Report
  18. 18. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park We need data: • Over wide geographic areas • Over long periods of time • Describing diverse set of biological, physical, chemical, and social phenomena • Collected using standardized methods
  19. 19. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Fine-scale weather observations
  20. 20. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Changes in phenology Primack et al. 2009. Biological Conservation
  21. 21. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Loss of biodiversity Primack and Miller-Rushing. 2012. BioScience
  22. 22. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Lots of other applications • Image and sound analysis • Real-time data for near- term predictions • Collection and transcription of historical records • Health and environmental justice Image credit: Gabriel Stargardter
  23. 23. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Outline • Where we go now
  24. 24. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National ParkHuge growth in public participation in scientific research 50 40Peer-reviewed publications 30 20 10 0 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 Year
  25. 25. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Good time to bring the field together • Facilitate cross- disciplinary communication, collaboration, and innovation • Formalize and support the field
  26. 26. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park Where do YOU want PPSR to go? • What does the field need? • What do you need in your role in PPSR? • What should an organization for PPSR do? Image credit: Tyler Nordgren
  27. 27. Schoodic Education and Research CenterAcadia National Park abe_miller-rushing@nps.gov sercinstitute.orgSERC Campus

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