Community and Social Sciences in Entomology
Program Chairs: Véronique Martel and Julien Saguez
Community science, defined as scientific research and monitoring driven by local communities, involves not only science and research, but also social learning, collective action and empowerment. This approach has gained popularity in several research fields, including entomology, because it allows for increased sampling efforts at low costs and reduced time investment for the scientists, while adding an extension aspect to the project. This symposium aims at presenting how community science can benefit entomological research and how it can contribute to extension and empowerment of the local communities, worldwide.