First name: 
Esra
Surname: 
Per
Please select your type of occupation: 
Citizen Scientist
Organizational affiliation: 
Gazi University
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
My research and professional career has largely focused on citizen science, distribution of birds, ecology and biodiversity conservation. My early career started with working at breeding bird atlas project in Turkey between 2001 and 2004. I have worked in the first Citizen Science project (KuşBank: An Internet Based Citizen Science Project for Bird Conservation) in Turkey for RSPB between 2003 and 2007. I have also worked another citizen science project about monumental trees for TEMA Foundation in Turkey for a year. Recently, I have interested in alien parakeet species and ecosystem services. We have been counting alien parakeets in Turkey through Citizen Science Project for 2 years (The Parakeet Census of Turkey).
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
The Parakeet Census of Turkey
Project URL: 
http://trpapagansayimlari.blogspot.com/
Organization running the project: 
Gazi University
Brief description of project: 
The Parakeet Census of Turkey: The Internet Based Citizen Science Project for Monitoring of Non-Native Parrots in Turkey
Please choose from the following list of tags to describe the content of the project.: 
Biodiversity
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.: 
National