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Elizabeth Tyson

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Explorer Fellow with the National Geographic Society in the Citizen Explorer Labs

Wilson Center Projects

Citizen Science Mosquito Monitoring Technical Workshop

Full Biography

Elizabeth is a Global Fellow for the Science and Technology Innovation Program and conducts original research and hosts strategic workshops to support community science and civic participation in furthering environmental protection and governance and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. 


Elizabeth completed a dual-degree M.S. in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico, and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Environmental Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Her thesis work studied the application of a mobile data collection system for community based natural resource monitoring and carbon accounting on coffee farms buffering El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra Madre, Chiapas. More information on this research can be found here:

Major Publications

Tyson, E., Bowser, A., Palmer, J., Kapan, D., Bartumeus, F., Martin, B., Pauwels, E.. (April 2018). Global Mosquito Alert: Building citizen science capacity for surveillance and control of disease-vector mosquitoes. Wilson Center.