Citizen Science in the Burford Reiskind Lab
Service and outreach is an important part of how science functions in society. In the Burford Reiskind lab, we take our civic responsibility very seriously. In collaboration with Dr. Michael Reiskind’s lab we work on basic research on species of tremendous public health importance, and endeavor to engage the public, both citizens and K-12 school children. We also seek to engage elementary school students in basic science of ecology and evolution. We are always looking for more opportunities to interact with people, and participate in local events through the North Carolina Natural History Museum. We are active in the Society for the Study of Evolution and Society for Conservation Biology. Dr. Burford Reiskind is the coordinator of academic programs, both undergraduate and graduate, in the Applied Ecology department at NC State University and enjoys any opportunities to interact with younger scientists. In the Burford Reiskind lab we are committed to serving as reviewers in the peer-review process of both journal articles and grant applications, fulfilling our professional service duties.