Come take your mind off the aftermath of the 2016 election by talking about birds, citizen science, and habitat restoration instead. I will present on the work done by the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO), which is a nonprofit that works on bird conservation science and educational outreach projects. Although we work on many projects, I will primarily discuss our work with the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, a new urban biodiversity project with Google, burrowing owls conservation, and our citizen science projects. SFBBO and many of its partners are always looking for collaborators and new projects so I look forward to any ideas for partnerships and gaps in knowledge.
I welcome discussion during roundtable and the following are some of my thoughts, although I welcome other ideas!
- How to promote more linkages among academics and non-profits (i.e., applied ecology and conservation research!)
- Working with citizen science derived data and how to get our data into the hands of more people
- Ways to reach more diverse audiences with indoor and outdoor activities
- Increasing corporate participation in urban ecology as well as the conservation value of urban greening and restoration
Dr. Yiwei Wang
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory