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Our scientists and volunteers regularly publish their findings in scientific journals, books and reports, often in collaboration with international partners and participants.

2020

Marazzi, L., Loiselle, S., Anderson, L. G., Rocliffe, S., Winton, D. J. Consumer-based actions to reduce plastic pollution in rivers: A multi-criteria decision analysis approachPLoS ONE 15(8): e0236410.

Vye, S. et al. (2020) Patterns of abundance across geographical ranges as a predictor for responses to climate change: evidence from UK rocky shores. Diversity and Distributions, 26(10): 1357-1365.

Ceccaroni, L., Piera, J., Wernand, M. R., Zielinski, O., Busch, J. A., Van Der Woerd, H. J., and Velickovski, F. (2020). Citclops: A next-generation sensor system for the monitoring of natural waters and a citizens’ observatory for the assessment of ecosystems’ status. PloS ONE, 15(3), e0230084.

Henderson, C. (2020). How citizen science can support businesses to deliver on environmental targets. Earthwatch Europe, Oxford, UK.

Roberts, L. R., Bishop, I. J., and Adams, J. K. (2020). Anthropogenically forced change in aquatic ecosystems: Reflections on the use of monitoring, archival and palaeolimnological data to inform conservation. Geo: Geography and Environment, 7(1), e00089.

Winton, D.J., Anderson, L.G., Rocliffe, S. and Loiselle, S. (2020). Macroplastic pollution in freshwater environments: Focusing public and policy actionScience of the Total Environment, 704, p.135242.

2019

Ceccaroni, L., Bowser, A., Brenton, P. (2019). Civic Education and Citizen Science: Definitions, Categories, Knowledge Representation. In Civic Engagement and Politics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Information Resources Management Association, Hershey, USA. 

Ceccaroni, L., Bibby, J., Roger, E., Flemons, P., Michael, K., Fagan, L. and Oliver, J.L. (2019). Opportunities and Risks for Citizen Science in the Age of Artificial IntelligenceCitizen Science: Theory and Practice, 4(1). 

Head. J. (2019). Soil Health, Biodiversity and the Business Case for Sustainable Agriculture. Earthwatch Europe, Oxford, UK.

Earthwatch Institute. (2019). Plastic Rivers Reducing the Plastic Pollution on our Doorstep. Earthwatch Europe, Oxford, UK.

Thornhill, I., Loiselle, S., Clymans, W. and van Noordwijk, C.G.E. (2019). How citizen scientists can enrich freshwater science as contributors, collaborators, and co-creatorsFreshwater Science, 38(2), pp.231-235.

Eunomia Research and Consulting. (2019). Microplastics: How should Businesses Respond? Eunomia, Bristol, UK.

August, T.A., West, S.E., Robson, H., Lyon, J., Huddart, J., Velasquez, L.F. and Thornhill, I. (2019). Citizen meets social science: predicting volunteer involvement in a global freshwater monitoring experimentFreshwater Science, 38(2), pp.321-331.

Dawson, M.R., Hutchins, M., Bachiller-Jareno, N. and Loiselle, S. (2019). The spatial and temporal variation of water quality at a community garden site in an urban setting: citizen science in actionFreshwater Science, 38(2), pp.352-364.

Miguel-Chinchilla, L., Heasley, E., Loiselle, S. and Thornhill, I. (2019). Local and landscape influences on turbidity in urban streams: a global approach using citizen scientistsFreshwater Science, 38(2), pp.303-320.

2018

Ceccaroni, L., Velickovski, F., Blaas, M., Wernand, M. R., Blauw, A., and Subirats, L. (2018). Artificial Intelligence and Earth Observation to Explore Water Quality in the Wadden Sea. In Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (pp. 311-320). Springer, Cham.

Luna, S., Gold, M., Albert, A., Ceccaroni, L., Claramunt, B., Danylo, O., and Radicchi, A. (2018). Developing mobile applications for environmental and biodiversity citizen science: considerations and recommendations. In Multimedia Tools and Applications for Environmental & Biodiversity Informatics (pp. 9-30). Springer, Cham.

Mazumdar, S., Ceccaroni, L., Piera, J., Hölker, F., Berre, A., Arlinghaus, R. and Bowser, A. (2018). Citizen science technologies and new opportunities for participation. In Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. UCL Press, London.

Ceccaroni, L. and Piera, J. (2018). Stakeholder engagement in water quality research: A case study based on the Citclops and MONOCLE projects. In Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. UCL Press, London.

Cunha, D.G.F., Dodds, W.K. and Loiselle, S.A. (2018). Factors related to water quality and thresholds for microcystin concentrations in subtropical Brazilian reservoirsInland Waters, 8(3), pp.368-380.

Thornhill, I., Chautard, A. and Loiselle, S. (2018). Monitoring biological and chemical trends in temperate still waters using citizen scienceWater, 10(7), p.839.

Ceccaroni, L., Velickovski, F., Steblin, A. and Subirats, L. (2018). Citclops: data interpretation and knowledge-based systems integration. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 13, pp.24-37.

Pocock, M.J., Chandler, M., Bonney, R., Thornhill, I., Albin, A., August, T., Bachman, S., Brown, P.M., Cunha, D.G.F., Grez, A. and Jackson, C. (2018). A vision for global biodiversity monitoring with citizen scienceAdvances in Ecological Research, 59, pp.169-223.

2017

Sturm, U., Schade, S., Ceccaroni, L., Gold, M., Kyba, C., Claramunt, B., Haklay, M., Kasperowski, D., Albert, A., Piera, J., and Brier, J. (2017). Defining principles for mobile apps and platforms development in citizen science. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3, e21283.

Eitzel, M. V., Cappadonna, J. L., Santos-Lang, C., Duerr, R. E., Virapongse, A., West, S. E., Kyba, C. C. M., Bowser, A., Cooper, C. B., Sforzi, A., Metcalfe, A. N., Harris, E. S., Thiel, M., Haklay, M., Ponciano, L., Roche, J., Ceccaroni, L., Shilling, F. M., Dörler, D., Heigl, F., Kiessling, T., Davis, B. Y., and Jiang, Q. (2017). Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 2(1) (pp.1-20)

Ceccaroni, L., & Piera, J. (2017). Analysing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research. IGI Global, Hershey, PA.

Hadj-Hammou, J., Loiselle, S., Ophof, D. and Thornhill, I. (2017). Getting the full picture: Assessing the complementarity of citizen science and agency monitoring dataPloS ONE, 12(12), p.e0188507.

Chandler, M., Rullman, S., Cousins, J., Esmail, N., Begin, E., Venicx, G., Eisenberg, C. and Studer, M. (2017). Contributions to publications and management plans from 7 years of citizen science: use of a novel evaluation tool on Earthwatch-supported projectsBiological conservation, 208, pp.163-173.

McGavin, K., Head, J., and Smith, D. (2017). Coral Communities in the Seychelles: Annual Report for the Seychelles National Parks Authortity. Earthwatch Europe, Oxford, UK.

Loiselle, S.A., Frost, P.C., Turak, E. and Thornhill, I. (2017). Citizen scientists supporting environmental research prioritiesScience of the Total Environment, 598, p.937.

Cunha, D.G., Marques, J.F., Resende, J.C., Falco, P.B., Souza, C.M. and Loiselle, S.A. (2017). Citizen science participation in research in the environmental sciences: key factors related to projects’ success and longevityAnais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 89(3), pp.2229-2245.

Chandler, M., Rullman, S., Cousins, J., Esmail, N., Begin, E., Venicx, G., Eisenberg, C. and Studer, M. (2017). Contributions to publications and management plans from 7 years of citizen science: use of a novel evaluation tool on Earthwatch-supported projectsBiological Conservation, 208, pp.163-173.

Thornhill, I., Ho, J.G., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Ho, K.C., Miguel-Chinchilla, L. and Loiselle, S.A. (2017). Prioritising local action for water quality improvement using citizen science; a study across three major metropolitan areas of ChinaScience of the Total Environment, 584, pp.1268-1281.

Cunha, D.G.F., Casali, S.P., de Falco, P.B., Thornhill, I. and Loiselle, S.A. (2017). The contribution of volunteer-based monitoring data to the assessment of harmful phytoplankton blooms in Brazilian urban streamsScience of The Total Environment, 584, pp.586-594.

2016

Busch, J. A., Bardaji, R., Ceccaroni, L., Friedrichs, A., Piera, J., Simon, C., Thijsse, P., Wernand, M., van der Woerd, H.J., and Zielinski, O. (2016). Citizen Bio-Optical Observations from Coast-and Ocean and Their Compatibility with Ocean Colour Satellite Measurements. Remote Sensing, 8(11), 879.

Codina, V., Ricci, F., and Ceccaroni, L. (2016). Distributional semantic pre-filtering in context-aware recommender systems. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 26(1) (pp. 1-32).

Loiselle, S.A., Cunha, D.G.F., Shupe, S., Valiente, E., Rocha, L., Heasley, E., Belmont, P.P. and Baruch, A. (2016). Micro and macroscale drivers of nutrient concentrations in urban streams in South, Central and North AmericaPloS ONE, 11(9), e0162684.

Thornhill, I., Loiselle, S., Lind, K. and Ophof, D. (2016). The citizen science opportunity for researchers and agenciesBioScience, 66(9), pp.720-721.

Mi, X., Swenson, N.G., Jia, Q., Rao, M., Feng, G., Ren, H., Bebber, D.P. and Ma, K. (2016). Stochastic assembly in a subtropical forest chronosequence: evidence from contrasting changes of species, phylogenetic and functional dissimilarity over successionScientific Reports, 6, p.32596.

Loiselle, S., Thornhill, I. and Bailey, N. (2016). Citizen science: advantages of shallow versus deep participation. Front. Environ. Sci. Conf. Abstr. Austrian Citiz. Sci. Conf. Vol. 2016, p.4.

2015

Castilla, E.P., Cunha, D.G.F., Lee, F.W.F., Loiselle, S., Ho, K.C. and Hall, C. (2015). Quantification of phytoplankton bloom dynamics by citizen scientists in urban and peri-urban environmentsEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(11), p.690.

Crockatt, M.E. and Bebber, D.P. (2015). Edge effects on moisture reduce wood decomposition rate in a temperate forestGlobal Change Biology, 21(2), pp.698-707.

Riutta, T., Clack, H., Crockatt, M. and Slade, E.M. (2016). Landscape-scale implications of the edge effect on soil fauna activity in a temperate forestEcosystems, 19(3), pp.534-544.

Castilla, E.P., Cunha, D.G.F., Lee, F.W.F., Loiselle, S., Ho, K.C. and Hall, C. (2015). Quantification of phytoplankton bloom dynamics by citizen scientists in urban and peri-urban environmentsEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(11), p.690.

McMahon, S.M., Bebber, D.P., Butt, N., Crockatt, M., Kirby, K., Parker, G.G., Riutta, T. and Slade, E.M. (2015). Ground based LiDAR demonstrates the legacy of management history to canopy structure and composition across a fragmented temperate woodlandForest Ecology and Management, 335, pp.255-260.

2014

Butt, N., Bebber, D.P., Riutta, T., Crockatt, M., Morecroft, M.D. and Malhi, Y. (2014). Relationships between tree growth and weather extremes: spatial and interspecific comparisons in a temperate broadleaf forestForest Ecology and Management, 334, pp.209-216.

Crockatt, M.E. and Bebber, D.P. (2015). Edge effects on moisture reduce wood decomposition rate in a temperate forestGlobal Change Biology, 21(2), pp.698-707.

2013

Slade, E.M., Merckx, T., Riutta, T., Bebber, D.P., Redhead, D., Riordan, P. and Macdonald, D.W. (2013). Life‐history traits and landscape characteristics predict macro‐moth responses to forest fragmentationEcology, 94(7), pp.1519-1530.

Chisholm, R.A., Muller‐Landau, H.C., Abdul Rahman, K., Bebber, D.P., Bin, Y., Bohlman, S.A., Bourg, N.A., Brinks, J., Bunyavejchewin, S., Butt, N. and Cao, H. (2013). Scale‐dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology, 101(5), pp.1214-1224

Slade, E.M., Merckx, T., Riutta, T., Bebber, D.P., Redhead, D., Riordan, P. and Macdonald, D.W. (2013). Life‐history traits and landscape characteristics predict macro‐moth responses to forest fragmentationEcology, 94(7), pp.1519-1530.

2012

Chandler, M., Bebber, D.P., Castro, S., Lowman, M.D., Muoria, P., Oguge, N. and Rubenstein, D.I. (2012). International citizen science: making the local global. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10(6), pp.328-331.

Riutta, T., Slade, E.M., Bebber, D.P., Taylor, M.E., Malhi, Y., Riordan, P., Macdonald, D.W. and Morecroft, M.D. (2012). Experimental evidence for the interacting effects of forest edge, moisture and soil macrofauna on leaf litter decompositionSoil Biology and Biochemistry, 49, pp.124-131.

Bebber, D.P., Carine, M.A., Davidse, G., Harris, D.J., Haston, E.M., Penn, M.G., Cafferty, S., Wood, J.R. and Scotland, R.W. (2012). Big hitting collectors make massive and disproportionate contribution to the discovery of plant speciesProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1736), pp.2269-2274.

2011

Khatun, K., Valdes, P.J., Knorr, W. and Khalid, M.A. (2010). Exploring synergies between the Clean Development Mechanism and national forest policies in India to advance sustainable development for a post-2012 climate policyClimate and Development, 2(3), pp.207-220.

2010

Codina, V., and Ceccaroni, L. (2010). Taking advantage of semantics in recommendation systems. In Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications) (Vol. 220, pp. 163-172). IOS Press, Amsterdam.

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