Tiedon synty kollektiivisessa lintujen havainnoinnissa: Lajiluettelon, paikan ja tietamisen vuorovaikutus

Ari Jokinen

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    Most biodiversity data for research and decision-making are gathered using various lists of species. How do these tools influence observation, perception and knowledge generation among the data gatherers? A group of birdwatchers participating in a oneday species spotting competition is studied in this article as users of a species list. The study is ethnographic and derives its analytical perspectives from social studies of science, game studies and narrative research. The practice of knowing is the unit of analysis. The findings suggest that the species list can serve as a tool for representing biodiversity and producing statistical data due solely to its simultaneous role in placemaking. In this role the species list becomes an integrated component of the group's shared perception system, and also supports narratives as the basis of experiential knowing.

    Original languageFinnish
    Pages (from-to)63-74
    Number of pages12
    JournalTerra: Maantieteellinen Aikakauskirja
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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