Qualitative Analysis of Wasp Watchers

14 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last revised: 22 Mar 2013

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Glenn Rosenholm

USDA - State and Private Forestry, US Forest Service Northeastern Area

Date Written: 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.

Keywords: ecology, sustainability, forest, resources, invasive species, citizen scientists, wasp watchers

JEL Classification: Q57

Suggested Citation

Rosenholm, Glenn, Qualitative Analysis of Wasp Watchers (September 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181538 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2181538

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