Friday, 30 November 2018
Citizen Science is steadily gaining attention and importance in biodiversity monitoring and conservation. EASIN is committed to contribute to this field by raising awareness and engaging with a wider public to join efforts in alien species monitoring and management. This is being pursued by means of a dedicated webpage on Citizen Science, communication via social media, and the smartphone application "Invasive Alien Species Europe".
We warmly welcome to EASIN Team Celia López Cañizares, who has recently joined JRC as a trainee, and will be working on Citizen Science, science and outreach communication.
Celia got her Licenciatura (long cycle University degree) in Biology at the University of Granada (Spain) in 2015.
Her areas of expertise are plant ecology, science popularization, and environmental education. She gained experience through different projects in Spain, Estonia and Azores Islands (Portugal), where she was involved in projects on forests ecology, people's relationships with local biodiversity, and citizen science. She is currently finishing her master studies in Management and Conservation of Nature at the University of Azores. Her master thesis focuses on invasive plants of Terceira Island (Azores).