Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

The traditional method of publishing scientific knowledge is via the peer-reviewed journals. However, many worthwhile reports of field and laboratory experiments do not satisfy the rather restrictive requirements of conventional scientific journals. This page offers a repository for any group, naturalist or scientist affiliated with a member group and who has information that deserves to be shared with the world. For further information about citizen science including a list of current projects, check the website of the Australian Citizen Science Association.

Publication here does not necessarily prevent the author from later packaging the material for submission to a scholarly journal, as this site is not deemed to be ‘prior scientific publication’; however, the editor of the targeted scholarly journal would have the final say on this and should be consulted if the author aspires to refereed publication.


Inclusion resources for citizen science

Research student Tamara Pinkerton of the University of Western Australia, studying disability impediments for citizen science, has allowed QSN to reproduce a brief list of resources for facilitating disabled participation in scientific activities.

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Citizen Science Goes Global

On 3 October 2022, citizen science networks and practitioners from around the world welcomed the formation of the Citizen Science Global Partnership (CSGP), a newly established association which seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world. The partnership’s mission is to coordinate the collaboration of existing citizen science practitioners with international organisations […]

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Citizen science – New service provider

The Australian Citizen Science Association is pleased to announce the formal launch of ACSA Consulting. ACSA Consulting specialises in developing citizen science strategies and strategic work pieces for organisations wanting best practice advice, design and implementation of citizen science in Australia. ACSA Consulting operates on a fee for service model and builds on ACSA’s existing […]

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The Dead Tree Detective

Western Sydney University and the University of New England have set up a Citizen Science Project called the Dead Tree Detective. The aim of the project is to collect observations of dead or dying trees around Australia. It sounds a bit grim, but knowing where and when trees have died will help us to work […]

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Finding a citizen science project

The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder has been designed to help people learn about citizen science projects and provide opportunities to volunteer or become otherwise involved.

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Citizen science forum 11 August 2018

The Hut Environmental and Community Association held a forum on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at Pullenvale. The keynote address was by Prof Ian Lowe, member of The Royal Society of Queensland on “The role of citizen science in modern Australia“.

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Cooloola Citizen Science BioBlitz – Update

The Rainbow Beach based BioBlitz lured 15 experienced scientists and about 80 keen volunteers to scan the sky and treetops, shake branches and grasses over 24-26 August 2018 then again on 17-19 May 2019 to search for unknown species of plants, animals, birds and fish. But the issue that has grabbed national and international media […]

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Summary Report of 2018 Cooloola Citizen Science BioBlitz

The Rainbow Beach based BioBlitz lured 15 experienced scientists and about 80 keen volunteers to scan the sky and treetops, shake branches and grasses over August 24 to 26 to discover the unknown species of pants animals, birds and fish.  But the issue that has grabbed national and international media attention has been the discovery […]

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The role of citizen science in modern Australia

Keynote address by Prof Ian Lowe to the forum “Citizen Science: Challenges and Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation” on Saturday 11 August 2018. Prof Lowe AO is Emeritus Professor, Centre for Environment and Population, Health, Technology and Society at Griffith University. Download publication THECA _11_August_2018_IanLowe.pdf

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