Silverton, COUnited States
About Greg Newman
Greg is a Research Scientist in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and works in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at CSU. He is also the director of CitSci.org, where he designs, develops, implements, researches, and evaluates cyber-infrastructure support systems for citizen science and community-based monitoring programs. Despite the growing number of existing and newly forming conservation collaborations across Colorado, there exists no central online database to support their citizen science data collection and management needs. Greg’s project will develop a web-based portal for the Colorado Collaborative Conservation Atlas project and integrate CitSci.org capabilities into the portal to increase citizen science data collection and monitoring activities across Colorado’s collaborative initiatives. Greg will use participatory design approaches with practitioners to collaboratively design and develop the Atlas portal. The project will network synergistic efforts together resulting in broader-scale regional efforts that are locally relevant and broadly applicable to maintaining and monitoring the health and integrity of Colorado’s socio-ecological systems.