Qualitative Analysis of Wasp Watchers
Glenn Eric Rosenholm
USDA - State and Private Forestry, US Forest Service Northeastern Area
September 25, 2012
This qualitative analysis provides a landscape perspective of the overall effectiveness and challenges of using volunteers to conduct wasp watcher biosurveillance activities. It gives a brief background about biosurveillance and details the methods used to complete the research. The study also identifies some of the types of people currently serving as volunteer wasp watchers, determines their common motivations and rewards for doing this kind of volunteer work and recommends types of people to seek out as volunteers for conducting the activity. The report also lists recommendations to help recruit wasp watcher candidates, coordinate their efforts and provide incentives for their continued service.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: ecology, sustainability, forest, resources, invasive species, citizen scientists, wasp watchers
JEL Classification: Q57working papers series
Date posted: November 27, 2012 ; Last revised: March 22, 2013
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