Ph.D. Baiba Prūse, citizen science and ethnobotany researcher, is one of 14 scientists included in 2021 Latvian Science Calendar developed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The calendar “#ZinātneLatvijai 2021” highlight the stories of Latvian scientists who carry the name of Latvia in the world and inspire creative thinking.
To showcase the strength and diversity of Latvian science scene, the Ministry of Education and Science has developed the 4th calendar that includes the stories of Latvian scientists and their achievements. Ph.D. Baiba Prūse is one of the 14 scientists included in the Latvian Science Calendar “#ZinātneLatvijai 2021”. Baiba is a citizen science and ethnobotany researcher at the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. IES is proud of her success and appreciate her contribution promoting the development of a smart, capable and innovative society in Latvia.
Citizen science is a research practice that invites citizens to participate in the scientific research process. it is a platform in which anyone can become a citizen scientist and contribute to scientific research by observing, analysing and collecting data, as well as raising urging research questions. To solve complex research, environmental, social and economic issues, public engagement is crucial, therefore, the role and importance of citizen science is growing all over the world.
Other scientists included in this calendar: chemical scientist Iveta Pugajeva, composite structures researcher Kaspars Kalniņš, oncologist Arvīds Irmejs, sociology researcher Liene Ozoliņa, doctoral candidates Rūdolfs Rumba and Jānis Braunfelds, biological chemistry researcher Ruta Vanaga, education and science researchers Linda Daniela and Zanda Rubene, artificial intelligence researcher Sergejs Kodors, pharmacology researcher Baiba Jansone, electronics computer science researcher Kaspars Ozols and veterinary science researcher Armands Vekšins.
More about the citizen science here.