Stefan Daume

Independent Researcher, Data Wrangler and Professional Citizen Scientist

I hold a degree in Forest Sciences which somehow seamlessly led to another degree in Artifical Intelligence. After an extended period working for IT startups and learning how to build software professionally, I returned to academia for a PhD combining ecology, data science and social media to contribute to new solutions addressing environmental challenges.

I am now an independent researcher with a focus on mobilising new data for environmental monitoring via social media and turning online communities into citizen science movements for environmental stewardship.


  • Citizen Science
  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Network Analysis


  • PhD, 2015

    University of Göttingen

  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, 1998

    The University of Edinburgh

  • MSc in Forest Sciences, 1995

    University of Göttingen