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USU Science Garden - Citizen Science

Joe Shope


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USU Biology lecturer Lauren Lucas collects bugs in the Miller Life Sciences Laboratory Garden outside the Life Sciences Building on campus. Lucas is seeking citizen scientists of all ages to participate in an evolutionary ecology study.

Dr. Lauren Lucas and Dr. Zach Gompert along with colleagues at four other institutions are encouraging everyone to join and become part of a five-year, National Science Foundation-funded evolutionary ecology study. Dr. Lucas is encouraging everyone, from children to seniors, to join in a citizen science project aimed at exploring plant, insect and microbial interactions.

iNaturalistCitizen scientists of all ages can upload images of nature observations to USU's 'Bugs on Alfalfa’ page on The information fuels a National Science Foundation-funded study by USU scientists, as they investigate biodiversity.

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