Academic Venture Fund - 2008

Social Networks for Biological Inventories and Information

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We are more likely to value and protect the organisms around us when we understand them. Recent information technology that leverages social networks offers a powerful strategy for promoting positive behavioral changes toward the environment. This workshop will play a central role in developing the first social network for the environment, simultaneously reconnecting citizens with their environment and aggregating biodiversity data for improved management.

Investigators: Harry Greene, Shorna Allred, Janis Dickinson, Geri Gay, Kathleen O'Connor, Josh Donlan, Johannes Gehrke, Stephen Kelling