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Wednesday, March 23 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Creating GeoDesigned Systems with Citizen Science

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Our project advances citizen science by bringing software developers, geospatial experts, land management specialists, and citizen scientists together in a customizable and collaborative workspace to create a precision agriculture computer application. We are developing a GeoDesign application and employing citizen science to increase the precision of forest farming systems in the Appalachian Mountains. Our GeoDesign application will improve farming precision of four medicinal plants native to Appalachia and launch the Appalachian Forest Plant Inventory Citizen Scientists program and PlantShoe citizen science competition to provide data needed to build GeoDesign applications. Participants will learn about citizen science 2.0 and merging data collection and analysis toward creation of a precision farming computer system using GeoDesign methods to improve the efficiency and profitability of farms and public engagement. They will also learn about creating dynamic GeoDesign systems using best available spatial data for site characterization and assessment for precision planting with regard to biotic and abiotic variables. Citizen science will be presented, along with how to use friendly competition to motivate a cadre of citizen scientists. They also will have hands-on experience with innovative computer technology methods for mapping preferred planting sites and interpreting forested landscapes via interdisciplinary inquiry. Bring your smart phone.


John Munsell

Virginia Tech

Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm

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