Miguel Ordeñana: #NatureinLA: Documenting L.A. Wildlife Using Cameras, Citizen Science, and Social Media


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I will be talking about urban wildlife research projects that I have been involved in along the urban edge and core of the Los Angeles area. I will discuss how technology and citizen science has provided new opportunities to conduct research on elusive species in understudied ecosystems at new scales. Citizen science has also provided scientists and non-scientists with unprecedented access to extremely urban ecosystems made up of primarily private property. Together, citizen science, social media and new advancements in technology offer a bright future for urban wildlife research and the inclusion of non-scientists in the scientific process.