Through our participatory science model, Earthwatch supports research efforts to respond to global challenges, from climate change to human–wildlife coexistence to sustainable agriculture and forestry.
Data collected by principal investigators (PIs), working with citizen scientists, contributes to increasing scientific knowledge via peer-reviewed publications, and to supporting the development of management plans and policies that aim to conserve vital ecosystem functions and services.
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Collaborative Ecological Research
Glaciology and Polar Ecology Program
Global Conservation Priorities in a Changing World
Paleobiology, Archaeology, and Geology Research
Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
*Note that these RFPs are for projects to begin in 2018
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Earthwatch supports research that addresses the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. We support ecological research that, through our uniquely rigorous citizen science model, informs natural resources management and improves our understanding of how to create ecosystems more resilient to global change.
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This is a sampling of the diverse and principal investigators (PIs) we support, doing work in a spectrum of fields to address global change.
You can find a directory of all the PIs whom we fund here.
Deputy Director of the Corbett division of The Corbett Foundation (TCF)
Assistant Director of Research, Central Caribbean Marine Institute
Professor, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.
Researcher and Ecology Lecturer, CREAF (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications)
Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute and Faculty at Oregon State University
Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
Research Archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
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Find out how Earthwatch scientists, volunteers, and businesses are helping us achieve our mission worldwide.
The majestic leatherback sea turtle is a creature of superlatives. Weighing up to a ton, it’s the world’s largest turtle. Earthwatch volunteers are helping to save this species in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Mangroves are highly effective natural sinks for carbon. Earthwatch volunteers are working in Kenya to better understand how we can use them to respond to climate change.
Earthwatch volunteers are helping preserve wildlife in Mongolia’s Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. This magnificent Mongolian steppe region of grasslands and rocky outcrops is one of the best hopes for central Asian wildlife.
Daniel Letoiye is aiding wildlife conservation in Kenya. He is just one individual to benefit from the Earthwatch Emerging Scientist initiative.