Improving the uptake of citizen science environmental monitoring data by resource management agencies through co-development of data management plans

Thesis type
(Project) M.R.M. (Planning)
Date created
2021-01-22
Authors/Contributors
Abstract
Environmental monitoring is a critical component of resource management, but monitoring by Resource Management Agencies (RMAs) is often hindered by lack of time and financial resources, resulting in persistent monitoring gaps. Citizen science monitoring collaborations between RMAs and Stewardship Groups is a potential means to address said gaps; however, there are several challenges that must be overcome to realize the full potential of citizen science collaborations. I proposed that many challenges of citizen science are related to data management. I used a case study approach that involved interviewing 42 people from RMAs and Stewardship Groups to determine whether RMAs and Stewardship Groups are currently practicing data management best practices and identify which challenges could likely be addressed by a data management plan. I conclude with recommendations on how to bridge the gap between best practices and current conditions and summarize the results in a Guidebook and Data Management Plan Template.
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etd21247
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Thesis advisor: Moore, Jon
Language
English
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RMA SG Guidebook for thesis Improving the uptake of citizen science environmental monitoring data by resource management agencies through co-development of data management plans
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Extended DMP Template for thesis Improving the uptake of citizen science environmental monitoring data by resource management agencies through co-development of data management plans
DMP Template for thesis Improving the uptake of citizen science environmental monitoring data by resource management agencies through co-development of data management plans
DMP template for thesis Improving the uptake of citizen science environmental monitoring data by resource management agencies through co-development of data management plans
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