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Veronica Del Bianco

Environment Program Instructor

Veronica Del Bianco
Veronica Del Bianco

Dr. Veronica Del Bianco is an educator, evaluator, and researcher who joined the
Environment Program in 2022. Dr. Del Bianco’s research experiences have included
minnow spawning in the streams of North Carolina, adjustments in leaf epidermal UV
transmittance of plants on the Big Island of Hawaii, and community ecology and trophic
cascades in the jungles of Nicaragua. She now focuses on participant and community
outcomes of citizen and community science and has considerable experience using
participatory and mixed-methods approaches in her research. Dr. Del Bianco is
passionate about getting students engaged in nature, science and their communities.

Recent Publications

  • Del Bianco, V., Peterman, K., Becker-Klein, R., Davis, C., Grover, A. & Phillips, T. Cross-Project Analysis of Volunteers' Scientific Observation Skills. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice (pre-print).
  • Becker-Klein R., Davis C., Phillips T., Del Bianco V., Grack Nelson A., & Christian Ronning E. (2023) Using a shared embedded assessment tool to understand participant skills: Processes and lessons learned. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 8(1), p.20.DOI:
  • Davis, C., Del Bianco V., Peterman K., Grover A., Phillips T., & Becker-Klein R. (2022). Diverse and important ways evaluation can support and advance citizen science. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 7(1), 30. DOI:
  • Peterman K., Del Bianco V., Grover A., Davis, C., & Rosser H. (2022) Hiding in Plain Sight: Secondary Analysis of Data Records as a Method for Learning about Citizen Science Projects and Volunteers’ Skills. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. DOI:
  • Stylinski, C.D., Del Bianco, V., Phillips, T., Peterman, K., Wiggins, A., Becker-Klein, R. & Linhart, J. ( 2020) Embedded Assessment Pursuits: Identifying Important, Relevant, Accessible but Hidden Skills of Citizen Scientists. Online-only National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference. relevant-accessible-hidden-skills-citizen


Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Classes Taught

- Foundations in Environmental Science
- Foundations in Environmental Studies
- Investigating Nature
- Intro to GIS

Areas of Expertise

- Environmental science
- Citizen and community science
- Science assessment and evaluation