Citizen Science on Biodiversity and Climate ChangeSemester Course

Citizen Science on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

Biodiversity and climate change research are two scientific disciplines where environmental changes are occurring at an unprecedented speed. Engaging the public and co-creating Citizen and Community Science (CS) research projects with the aim of monitoring large scale changes are happening on a global level. CS research projects create not only community engagement but also provide the engaged public with scientific tools for change. In this course, students explore and design CS projects on biodiversity, climate change, or the SDGs.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Sustainability

Faculty

Astrid M. A. Schmidt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D in Climate change & Ecosystems of the Arctic from University of Copenhagen (Niels Bohr Institute/Natural History Museum of Denmark). M.Sc in population genetics and conservation of African elephants. Current research interests are within citizen science on biodiversity and climate change. Work experience has involved science outreach, science education focusing on co-creation and community engagement e.g. of urban development with children and locals. With DIS since 2015.

Astrid M. A. Schmidt