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

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


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.