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SORTEE member voices – Ana Benítez López

[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Ana Benítez López.   Date: 09 July 2021.   Position: Postdoc researcher (Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación Fellow).   Research and/or work interests: I am an ecologist with broad interests in spatial ecology, macroecology, biodiversity conservation and global change biology. I am interested in the factors that determine species distributions and species abundance, with an emphasis on the effect of anthropogenic drivers and how these may drive local populations or species to extinction.

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SORTEE member voices – Matt Lloyd Jones

[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Matt Lloyd Jones.   Date: 09 July 2021.   Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate.   Research and/or work interests: Systematic review and meta-analysis in microbial invasion ecology.     How did you become interested in open research? Through meeting like-minded folk.     What’s an open science practice or topic that you’ve changed your views on within the last few years?

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SORTEE member voices – Verena Brauer

[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Verena Brauer.   Date: 09 July 2021.   Position: Senior Scientist.   Research and/or work interests: Microbial Ecology.     How did you become interested in open research? It is extremely difficult to perform diligent, profound research in Ecology nowadays because of the high pressure to publish a lot and fast. The research system selects for sensational and superficial research.

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SORTEE member voices – Juan Rocha

[SORTEE member voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Juan Rocha.   Date: 09 July 2021.   Position: Researcher.   Research and/or work interests: I’m a research scientist at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. My research questions are oriented towards understanding critical transitions: from regime shifts in ecological systems, to collective action in society. Currently I’m focusing on the idea of cascading effects: how a critical transition in an ecosystem in the world can impact the likelihood of other ecosystems tipping over.

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