Leveraging citizen science for monitoring urban forageable plants

Filipi Miranda Soares*, Luís Ferreira Pires, Maria Carolina Garcia, Yamine Bouzembrak, Lidio Coradin, Natália Pirani Ghilardi-Lopes, Rubens Rangel Silva, Aline Martins de Carvalho, Benildes Coura Moreira dos Santos Maculan, Sheina Koffler, Uiara Bandineli Montedo, Debora Pignatari Drucker, Raquel Santiago, Anand Gavai, Maria Clara Peres de Carvalho, Ana Carolina da Silva Lima, Hillary Dandara Elias Gabriel, Stephanie Gabriele Mendonça de França, Karoline Reis de Almeida, Bárbara Junqueira dos SantosAntonio Mauro Saraiva

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Urbanization brings forth social challenges in emerging countries such as Brazil, encompassing food scarcity, health deterioration, air pollution, and biodiversity loss. Despite this, urban areas like the city of São Paulo still boast ample green spaces, offering opportunities for nature appreciation and conservation, enhancing city resilience and livability. Citizen science is a collaborative endeavor between professional scientists and nonprofessional scientists in scientific research that may help to understand the dynamics of urban ecosystems. We believe citizen science has the potential to promote human and nature connection in urban areas and provide useful data on urban biodiversity.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbergiae007
Pages (from-to)1-3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2024


  • Fruit-bearing plants
  • Urban foraging
  • Wild food
  • Urban food trees
  • Food forest
  • Fruit tree
  • UT-Hybrid-D


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