Crowdsourced Science Opportunity

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:00

Crowdsourced Science Opportunity

We are researchers working to advance open science, using an investigation of organic matter in river corridors to further develop open science methods. We are seeking participants to join us in generating a globally crowdsourced publication that uses ecological principles to better understand organic matter chemistry in rivers. Below is a summary, and further information can be found at the website: We will have an initial workshop on April 30th to provide information and gather feedback, and there will be other opportunities for participation if you cannot attend the workshop. Please use our Sign up form to get involved; 

This is an open science community effort to analyze data from the WHONDRS( consortium and write a publication together. At the workshop, we will discuss the dataset and the high-level science framing of a manuscript. We hope you can attend or reach out for other ways to be involved. Briefly, our focus is on translating concepts of ‘core’ and ‘satellite’ taxa from ecology into river corridor organic matter chemistry. We’ll use a high-resolution FTICR mass spectrometry dataset from global rivers ( Some potential goals are (1) developing conceptual parallels between biological species and chemical species that translate the core-satellite concept into chemistry, (2) identifying core and satellite molecules, (3) studying gradients in chemistry along the core-to-satellite continuum, and (4) other great ideas from you and the broader community.You can define your role in this effort as you see fit based on your interests and availability (e.g., help with science questions, analyses, writing, or all the above). Those that contribute will be co-authors following Authorship rules(

We are committed to maximizing the diversity of voices in this effort and we’d appreciate your help in getting the word out, especially to researchers from underrepresented groups. Please forward this message along and feel free to use social media as well. If you decide to tweet about this project, please use #CrowdSourceRiverOM and #CrowdSourceScience and tag @WHONDRS.

To get involved, use our Sign up form (same as above) ( 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email with subject ‘Crowdsourced Paper.’’

We look forward to working with you and the broader community.

Thank you for your time,

Kayla Borton (PNNL), Sarah Collins (University of Wyoming), Emily Graham (PNNL), Michaela de Melo (Université du Québec à Montréal), Rob Spencer (Florida State University), and James Stegen (PNNL)


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