Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
Biologisk mångfald och ekosystemtjänster i ett föränderligt klimat (BECC)
Name of the organization/project in English: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (BECC)
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Research institute
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Engaging over 200 researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate) brings together Scientists from the natural and social sciences to perform research essential in understanding the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services on local, regional, national and global scales, to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
We coordinate the Swedish Bird Monitoring (1975-) and Butterfly (2010-) Monitoring Schemes, involving about 1000 volunteer citizen scientists annually. We also initiate, run, and/or contribute to several other citizen science projects including phenology, urban ecology, pollinators, invasive species. We give numerous public lectures every year and use them as outreach to the public, recruiting new volunteers and inspiring local projects. In 2014, we organised one of the first designated citizen science workshops in Sweden available at Through LERU ( we have been involved in the citsci guidelines process
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
The Swedish Bird Monitoring Scheme & The Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
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Brief description of project: 
The Swedish Bird Monitoring Scheme: We monitor the common birds of Sweden since 40 years. Birds are counted in summer and winter at hundreds of different sites. Since the counts are carried out in the same way each year, we can detect which species that increase or decrease in numbers. The project is carried out at the Department of Biology, Lund University, as a part of a national environmental monitoring project run by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and supported by all the 21 County Administrative Boards of Sweden. The bird counts are mainly carried out by volunteers, and the project is the Swedish representative in the European network for bird monitoring (EBCC) The Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme: We are a national, volunteer-based monitoring scheme initiated in 2010 which runs from April 1st to September 30th annually. Sites are visited 3-7 times per season and are surveyed using a standardized, common methodology. The sites are located across the whole country, from Beddingestrand in the South to Vuollerim in the North. In 2018, about 300 volunteer recorders participate in the Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.
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Urban/Landscape Planning
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Project social media contacts: 
Lars Pettersson, Åke Lindström