Place-Based Citizen-Science for Wellbeing: Conceptual and practical understandings of ‘place’ for science and society

Join the Citizen Science SIG for this one-day conference discussing the challenges of place-based science.

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Place-Based Citizen Science (PBCS) is an emerging field. There is considerable interest in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Social Sciences in place-based approaches. Place-based approaches are valuable for effective public engagement in ecological science, and supporting the longevity of citizen science activities with relevance to target participants.

This one-day conference will invite practitioners and academics from NGOs/third sector, public bodies and universities to illustrate and provide a critical insight into the challenges of place-based citizen science, and to propose solutions to these questions.

We invite offers of papers from interdisciplinary networks. Our keynote speakers have expertise in international issues for Place Based Citizen Science. The format is intended to provide an in-depth, rich and focused discussion of issues.

Key themes

•        Social theories of place and science-nature connections.
•        Co-production and citizen-led science.
•        Environmental justice, environment and community wellbeing.
•        Place-based, community or extreme citizen science
•        Environmental policy and/or governance informed by citizen science
•        Beyond science impacts: rethinking citizen science.

Call for papers

Please read the information about the call for papers here. Offers of papers may be sent to: Abstract submission deadline is 03 July 2019.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, and will be blind reviewed following the closing date. Presenters will be informed of the decision within two weeks of the closing date.

Please note that there are a few subsidised places available (including two international places). Please send the below details to

1. Name and Organization
2. Title of Paper and Abstract
3. Current position
4. Country applying from
5. What they are applying for I) local subsidised place or ii) international NGO (subsidised travel and place)
6. Information about other source/s of funds for this seminar and amount
7. A brief description about how this money will be beneficial to them

Registration closes at 17:00 (BST) 26 July 2019.

Register here