[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member] Name: William Gearty. Date: 13 July 2021. Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Research and/or work interests: The degree to which species diversify taxonomically and functionally varies dramatically across time, space, and the tree of life. This ultimately has resulted in the vast diversity and disparity that we see on Earth today. Numerous physiological, ecological, and environmental conditions have been implicated as the causes for this variation.
[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member] Name: Nicholas Grebe. Date: 13 July 2021. Research and/or work interests: Behavioral ecology and endocrinology; evolution of social behavior. How did you become interested in open research? I come from a psychology background, and it was during graduate school that questions and controversy surrounding reproducibility became a full-blown ‘crisis’. I remember two things clearly about that time. First, the disorienting feeling of not knowing which findings in my field, many of which were considered ‘textbook’ examples, were actually robust and trustworthy.
[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member] Name: Tina Heger. Date: 12 July 2021. What’s an ‘ORT’ subject or practice that you think deserves more attention? Discoverability. The more data and information are openly available, the harder it might become to find the things you are looking for. We need better methods for finding not only data and datasets, but also information of other kinds (theoretical knowledge, results of reviews, meta-analyses, conceptual frameworks etc).
[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member] Name: Signe White. Date: 12 July 2021. Position: Postdoctoral Researcher. Research and/or work interests: My postdoctoral current work focuses on the beneficial effects of microbiomes of marine diatoms on adaptation to increasing ocean temperatures. My former work in graduate school was on how parasites evolved in response to host genetic heterogeneity. I’m also interested in biogeography and coevolution..