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The Edinburgh University Citizen Science and Crowdsourced Data and Evidence Network are pleased to host a mini-symposium on the theme of “Getting involved in the life-sciences – bringing ecology to the citizen” with the aim of showcasing citizen science projects connected to ecology or evolution within Scotland or connected to Edinburgh University.

Speakers include:

Rob Cubey on Citizen Science Projects hosted at the The Royal Edinburgh Botanic Gardens (http://www.rbge.org.uk).

Ally Phillimore describing Christine Tansey’s Track-a-Tree project where volunteers can help measure the progress of Spring (http://trackatree.bio.ed.ac.uk/).

Jonathan Silvertown, who will be taking about iSpot, the community that identifies observations of flora and fauna submitted by the public (http://www.ispotnature.org).

Christine Johnston from the National Biodiversity Network, who will be talking about the Atlas of Living Scotland aimed at tracking Scotland’s biodiversity (http://www.als.scot/).

The event is from 2.15pm to 5.00pm on Thursday 28th April 2016 in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

Admission is free, but Eventbrite registration is required because numbers are limited.