This project assessed the reliability, validity, and trustworthiness of data collected by citizen scientists by investigating the drivers of flooding following storm events on Bogue Banks, a barrier island in North Carolina. Citizen scientists were recruited to (a) document areas prone to storm water flooding, and (b) measure and record groundwater and surface water levels in coastal communities over a three month period. The research team deployed 20 automated water loggers in wells to collect independent groundwater data which was compared to data collected by citizen scientists.
Etheridge, J.R., Manda, A.K., Grace-McCaskey, C.A., Allen, T., & Hao, H.(2020) Lessons learned from public participation in hydrologic engineering projects. Hydrological Sciences Journal 65(3):325-334. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1700420.DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION
Manda, A. K., Etheridge, J. R., Grace‐McCaskey, C., Allen, T. R., & Howard, R.(2020) Are groundwater level data collected by citizen scientists trustworthy? A cautionary tale. Groundwater. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.13019DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION
Grace-McCaskey, C.A., Iatarola, B., Manda, A.K., & Etheridge, J.R.(2019) Eco-ethnography and citizen science: Lessons from within. Society and Natural Resources 32(10):1123 – 1138.DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION
Grace-McCaskey, C.A., Manda, A.K., Etheridge, J.R., & O’Neill, J.(2018) A citizen science approach to groundwater monitoring: The impacts of participation on knowledge and attitudes, and implications for management. In: Proceedings, Meeting of the 52nd Geoscience Information Society, 2017, v.47.DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION
Current Research, Cynthia Grace-McCaskey
January 31, 2017