CitSci India 2020 Agenda

CitSci India 2020 Conference Agenda

Note :
1. All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
2. This event is over. Kindly check schedule of 2021 for the current event

Day 1: Mon, 28 Sept, 2020
09:45-10:00 Introduction to the Conference
by Conference Steering Committee
10:00 – 10:50 Seasons of change: science and learning through observation
by Geetha Ramaswami
10:55 – 11:15 Preliminary evidence for upward range shifts by Eastern Himalayan birds
by Krishna Girish
11:15 – 11:30 A citizen science approach to monitor Danaine Butterfly Migrations in Southern India
by PA Vinayan
11:30 – 11:45 Novel citizen science initiatives on anurans of the lateritic plateaus
by Madhushri Mudke
11:45 – 12:00 Asian Waterbird Census: Fostering citizen science networks for waterbird monitoring
by Dhruv Verma
12:30 – 13:30

Poster Session

Birds of India: A new citizen science platform on avian species of India. – Abhijeet Bayani

Citizen Science Initiative For Biodiversity Assessment- Campus Bird Count Experience From Wayanad – Rathish R L

Nest Boxes for secondary cavity nesting birds – Uday Kumar

Does wealth predict neighbourhood tree diversity? Testing the Luxury Effect in Pune city, India – Anjali Umesh Bhadule

Monitoring Diversity and Distribution of Odonata of Kerala – A Citizen Science Initiative – Muhamed Sherif

CSIR-NCL’s Initiative towards Scientific Social Responsibility, A Closer Look. – Wafia Masih

Modeling palm squirrel distributions with citizen science, social media and traditional data sources – Bishwarup Paul

Citizen group leaders: Creating common platform for citizens and scientific community. – Sangunni KS

Long-term Bird Monitoring Project, Goa: Lessons from Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. – Pronoy Baidya

Beachcombing for Shorebirds: A survey of birds in migration to the Ernakulam (Kerala) Coast – Dilip K G

Community Perception on Status of Betula utilis in Selected Sites of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh – Anjana Sharma

What does it mean to a first time citizen scientist measuring Rainfall – Peeyush Sekhsaria

People’s Perception of Slender Loris in Bengaluru – Varsha Bhaskaran

KURMA Tracking Indian Turtles- A citizen science tool for turtle conservation in India – Sreeparna Dutta

The scope of Citizen science WRT human-nature relational models – Kalpa Viswanadhan

Deep convolutional neural networks as a tool for Indian butterfly identification – Theivaprakasham Hari

Frugal Innovation Enabling Citizen Science Projects: A Case Study of Foldscope – Sonali Kadam

Investigating male plumage polymorphism in the Indian paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) – Rohan Menzies

Encouraging Layman Engagement & Data Collection through Interactive Dragonfly Data Collection Apps – Aditya Hundekari

Kidoor Bird Festival- A new initiative in engaging public towards nature conservation – Raju Stiven Crasta B

13:55 – 14:15 Putting Together the Migration Puzzle – One Resighting at a Time: A Jamnagar Case Study in Progress
by Madhumita Panigrahi
14:15 – 14:30 Frogwatch in India: Current status and future directions
by Gururaja KV
14:30 – 14:45 Project Pterocount — a bat citizen science initiative
by Sanjay Molur
14:45 – 15:00 Key Factors for a Successful Identification of a Species in Citizen Science Projects
by Yugender Subramanian
18:30 – 19:30 Scales of Participation: Citizen Science to Address Social Roots of Environmental Issues in the United States
by Caren Cooper
Day 2: Tues, 29 Sept, 2020
10:00-10:50 Participatory data gathering – of whom, by whom and for whom?
by Naveen Namboothiri
10:55 – 11:15 Use of citizen science data in the study and conservation of threatened endemic avifauna
by Paul Pop
11:15 – 11:30 Angling for Conservation
by Naren Sreenivasan
11:30 – 11:45 Harnessing public interest in wild canids and hyenas for making conservation assessments in India
by Priya Singh
12:25 – 12:45 Mammals of India- a crowd-sourced online platform on Indian mammals
by Vivek Ramachandran
12:45 – 13:00 Serendipitous Conservation: Using Citizen Science as a Tool to Monitor Human-primate Interactions
by Ishika Ramakrishna
13:00 – 13:15 Vembanad Fish count and democratic conservation in the heavily used Vembanad Lake
by Anu Radhakrishnan
14:00 – 15:00 The scope and opportunities in Citizen Science
by VB Mathur, Krushnamegh Kunte, Kaberi Kargupta, Naveen Namboothiri
Moderator – Pankaj Sekhsaria
Day 3: Wed, 30 Sept, 2020
10:00-11:00 Technology in Citizen Science
by Prabhakar Rajagopal, Praveen J., Vijay Barve
Moderator – Nandini Rajamani
11:10 – 11:30 State of India’s Birds
by Ashwin Viswanathan
11:30 – 11:45 Enter the New Dragon: Dragonfly Diversity Informatics Mediated through Social Media
by Yash Chaudhari
11:45 – 12:00 The eMammal project – Students collecting valuable data on mammals
by Rahul Khot
12:00 – 12:15 Addressing ecological knowledge gaps for freshwater chelonians using citizen science
by Anuja Mital
12:30 – 13:30

Poster Session

Bioblitz: Counting Species through Citizen Science – Vikram Singh

What colour does butterfly prefer? An analysis using citizen science data – Aravind Neelavar Ananthram

Influence of citizen science drives in documenting moth diversity of India – Harsha Kumar

Citizens documenting Moths during Pandemic lockdown: National Moth Week India 2020 – Haneesh K M

Do day-flying moth and butterfly co-occur? A citizen science case study in Dehing Patkai, Assam. – Subhasish Arandhara

HiveWatch: a citizen science project to monitor A. dorsata colonies in Indian cities – Rajath S

Role of large, open for all, birdwatching events; Learnings from Onam Bird Counts (2014-2019) – Sreekumar E R

How climate change is affecting lives of local communities in the Himalayas – Simran Tomar

Seasonality of Spot-billed Pelicans in Bangalore – Prashanth M.B.

Pictionary Assisted Monitoring of Biodiversity and Conservation Efforts Using Citizen Scientists. – Manan Goyal

Conservation of the heronries of Kerala through people’s participation – Roshnath Ramesh

Preliminary results of the first City bird Atlas of Tamil Nadu – Coimbatore City Bird Atlas – Dr.T.Arulvelan, Selvaganesh K

Hoot: Owl Call Recognition using Deep Learning – Abhishek Wahane

Biodiversity of West Bengal: a citizen science initiative to understand biodiversity of the state – Sagar Adhurya

Monitoring water quality of ponds in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta using citizen science – Lucy Roberts

National Mothweek Kerala – Unnikrishnan.MP

Preliminary findings and observations of Pune Bird Atlas project – Siddharth Biniwale, Kedar Chaphekar

Looking into citizen science as a solution for conservation of Smooth-coated otters. – Krunal Trivedi

A Critical Review on Technology-mediated citizen science – Suraj Kumar Dey

Scientific contributions and learning experiences of citizen volunteers with a small cat project in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai – Shomita Mukherjee

Importance for documentation of Biodiversity – Neel Gadikar

Kasaragod Bird Atlas – Maxim Rodrigues K

Citizen Science and Disease Ecology – Nikeshraj. N

Story of Lockdown-Backyard-Bioblitz-Kerala – Manoj Karingamadathil

Urban Wildlife protection and development as a citizen movement for the sustainability of a city – Colonel.Navaz Shariff

LivelyWaters! a freshwater biodiversity citizen science initiative – Priyanka Iyer

Our River, Our Life: River Monitoring and Citizen Science – Neethi Mahesh

13:55 – 14:15 The Use of Atlas Data for Bird-friendly Urban Planning
by Tarun Menon
14:15 – 14:30 LimKnow : A citizen science app for lake management
by Sudeshna Gupta
14:30 – 14:45 Did pandemic improve availability of biodiversity occurrence data in India
by Vijay Barve
14:45 – 15:00 My Introduction to IBP and the subsequent pedagogical and environmental benefits from it
by V. Arun
Day 4: Thur, 1 Oct, 2020
10:00-10:50 Bazookas, Mobile Apps and the Agora: Citizen Science and prospects for a more Public Science.
by Naveen Thayyil
10:55 – 11:15 Makunda Nature Club
by Rejoice Gassah
11:15 – 11:30 Tamiraparani Waterbird Count: A Citizen Science Initiative in South Tamil Nadu
by M. Mathivanan
11:30 – 11:45 Odonata of India: Studying dragonflies and damselflies of India through citizen science
by Shantanu Joshi
11:45 – 12:00 Perceptions of SCUBA divers on coral reef health – applications in citizen science
by Suneha Jagannathan
12:25 – 12:45 Early encouraging trends from engagement with citizen groups in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India
by Anup Prakash
12:45 – 13:00 Charting Biodiversity in a Transforming Urban Seascape – A Citizen-driven Approach
by Abhishek Jamalabad
13:00 – 13:15 Lessons from Snake Sense, a citizen science and education project on snake conservation from Kerala
by Peroth Balakrishnan
13:15 – 13:30 Learning with our eyes wide open
by Madhavan A.P.
14:00 – 15:00 Highlighting the citizen in ‘citizen science’
by Vidhya Swaminathan, Anubhav Agarwal, PV Prabhakaran, Siddharth Biniwale
Moderator – N.S. Prashanth