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Updated 09/08/2016
Presented by Michigan Technology University
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Cyber Citizen


Engage citizens in the awareness of their natural environments
Various task depending on the app

Cyber Citizen is a research initiative at Michigan Tech University aimed at creating mobile and web-based tools to facilitate scientists and citizen participation in scientist-led environmental and social research projects.

The project has two apps available:

Lichen AQ - uses lichen to track air pollution which helps federal land managers.

Mushroom Mapper - records and analyzes mushroom habitats.

More apps on the way...

App users either upload their data to a publicly accessible database or directly to the researchers' project website.




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