Tag: Crowdsourcing

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk of Emerging Infectious Disease

Crowdsourced science helped predict the path of a deadly plant disease over a six-year period, demonstrating the contributions that trained citizen scientists can make in large-scale geographic tracking projects. That’s the conclusion of a study of sudden oak death monitoring in California, published today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. “Sudden oak death is the Ebola of the plant world, the most serious disease threat to nonagricultural...

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