Giving citizen scientists a voice improves engagement in initiatives.

Published online
26 Nov 2020
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
People and Nature

MacLeod, C. J. & Scott, K.

Publication language
New Zealand


This paper explores the mechanisms for improving participant and public engagement with citizen science results, using the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey (NZGBS) as a case study. It investigates how citizen science can apply democratic processes to be more responsive, while drawing on insights from behaviour change frameworks to facilitate a purposeful design.

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