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Citizen science in biodiversity monitoring and evaluation – The role of nature and recreation associations in Finland

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dc.title Citizen science in biodiversity monitoring and evaluation – The role of nature and recreation associations in Finland en
ethesis.faculty Maatalous-metsätieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry en
ethesis.faculty Agrikultur- och forstvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Kettunen, Kaisa
dct.issued 2022 xx
dct.abstract This Master’s thesis compares different nature and recreation associations in terms of their activity to organize species observation activities and collect species data. The aim is to fill gaps in knowledge concerning on which volunteer groups are actively producing data, and if some of them could be included stronger in biodiversity monitoring and evaluation work. Further, the thesis evaluates how important the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) is for different nature and recreation associations as a data sharing channel. The main study material was collected by a qualitative questionnaire that was sent to variety of different nature and recreation associations. As a result, species enthusiast associations, hunting associations and nature conservation associations were shown to be the most active in organizing species observation, that is in accordance with earlier studies such as Santaoja (2013). From other studied groups the Scouts surprisingly showed relatively high interest toward species observation, but they were not active in data sharing. Evaluating associations willingness to use the FinBIF’s services and devises for observation data sharing, revealed, that the FinBIF’s channel was not popular among the studied associations, keeping in mind that the study did not examine FinBIF’s popularity among individual volunteers. In the light of the results, the FinBIF services and the concept of citizen science should be more actively promoted toward nature and recreation associations, especially to the Scouts who would be potential group to co-operate with in biodiversity monitoring and evaluation work. en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Nicholas Hogarth und
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:9e2b1468-7391-42b4-8ca1-1f48cbfcaf9f
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2022-03-03 08:21:24:995
ethesis.principalprofessor Nicholas Hogarth und
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202204051612
ethesis.facultystudyline Metsien ekologia ja käyttö fi
ethesis.facultystudyline Forest ecology and management en
ethesis.facultystudyline Skogsekologi och resurshållning sv
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Metsätieteiden maisteriohjelma fi
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Master 's Programme in Forest Sciences en
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i skogsvetenskaper sv

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