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Darwin Day 2024 – Citizen Science and Biodiversity

Monday, 12 February 2024, 6-8 p.m

tranzit. ro/Cluj,
Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

tranzit.ro/Cluj invites you to Darwin Day 2024 – Citizen Science and Biodiversity, the first event of a program series developed in partnership with NECC - Nature Education Community Center, hypha_etc [education, theory, culture], Milvus Group and the Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj.

International Darwin Day promotes science communication and critical thinking, pointing out the social importance of scientific reasoning. Citizen science-based research is gaining in popularity and extends existing good practices of embedding scientific practice in its social contexts. Community science projects are an opportunity for professional collaboration between researchers and citizens interested in biodiversity conservation, thus facilitating dialogue between professional and lay actors on regulations concerning these specific issues. It is vital that these legal, technical and scientific frameworks are worked out with the involvement of local communities. The invited researchers in the fields of ecology and biology are themselves actively engaged in establishing long-term practices based on community participation. The presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions.

Speakers:
Attila Marton, PhD, Evolutionary Ecology Group,
Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, Babeș-Bolyai University; Milvus Group – Citizen Science: A Bird's-eye View

Cristina Craioveanu, PhD, Sociobiology and Insect Ecology Lab, Department of Taxonomy and Ecology – Butterfly Monitoring in Romania

Éva Szabó, assistant research fellow, Emerging Pathogens Ecology Research Group, Center for Ecological Research, Budapest, Hungary – Tickwatcher: A Hungarian Citizen Science Experience

Moderator:
Zoltán László, PhD, Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj

The main partner of tranzit.ro is ERSTE Stiftung.

The language of the event is English.
All interested are welcome!