Greg Newman

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Dr. Greg Newman, Director and co-founder, CitSci; Coordinator of Engagement Technology CSU System.  Dr. Newman is a research scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU). He is co-founder and Director of CitSci (; a participatory science platform and app) and serves as Coordinator of Engagement Technology for the CSU System and CSU Spur as part of the CSU System International Agriculture team. His research focuses on designing and evaluating cyber-infrastructure support systems for participatory science programs. His research team investigates participatory science program models, volunteer and program coordinator motivations, the socio-ecological benefits of engaging the public in scientific research, and use of participatory science data for ecological and conservation applications such as pollinator responses to climate change. The Newman Lab studies facets of co-created participatory science such as the characteristics of projects that influence use of data in conservation decision making processes, factors affecting success in co-created projects, and how the design and implementation of co-created projects affects outcomes (including participant learning gains, attitudes, and behaviors). Dr. Newman and his team strive to create innovative ecological data management and visualization solutions to help communities solve place-based environmental challenges. His team manages the CitSci platform. He served as the inaugural chair of the board of directors for the Citizen Science Association (now the Association for Advancing Participatory Science).

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