Articles in this special issue explore challenges and opportunities for citizen science and crowdsourcing when applied to developing policy at local, regional, national, and international levels. Papers cover topics ranging from invasive species management to sustainable development and include frameworks and recommendations.
As the field of citizen science grows, many ethical issues arise concerning public participation in scientific research. Practitioners must address these issues to ensure the integrity of the field. This special collection includes ten papers that describe and analyze a range of such issues and offer recommendations for moving the field forward.