ANNUAL MEETING AND CELEBRATION OF CITIZEN SCIENCE - JUNE 14, 2015
For 25 years Jim Waggener has lead comprehensive surveys that document biodiversity in the Occoquan Bay Count Circle. His presentation focused on the birds, butterflies, dragonflies and plants that have painstakingly been documented since 1989, emerging trends, the importance of citizen science and glimpse into the future of the program.
Dr. Leslie Ries did field research on butterflies for 10 years, focused on how landscape configuration impacts butterfly populations. She now works primarily with data coming from citizen science monitoring programs and explores large-scale range issues and environmental drivers, especially climate.