This page hosts an assortment of resources ranging from societies and organizations to tools, guide, videos and articles. We selected journal articles to reflect ecology and evolution-specific problems and solutions, while other resources usually have a more general scope.

If you know about any other relevant items, please contact SORTEE or somebody from our Education and Outreach or Media committees.

While the resources below were published by other parties, in the future we would love to create our own resources, tailored for ecology and evolution. For example, these may take form of slides, videos, or even one-page summaries of key concepts, workflows or tools. If you have specific requests, ideas or wish to contribute - please get in touch!


Other societies and organisations with similar aims


Online materials, including guidelines, tools, courses, projects, platforms and mailing lists







Light reading - popular articles / blogs:




Academic reading (journal articles - ecology and evolution focus):

  • O’Dea, Rose E., and others (2021) Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology. BMC Biology 19: 68. doi:10.1186/s12915-021-01006-3

  • Fraser, H., T. H. Parker, S. Nakagawa, A. Barnett, F. Fidler (2018) Questionable research practices in ecology and evolution. PLOS ONE, 13(7): e0200303. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200303

  • Fidler, Fiona, Yung En Chee, Bonnie C. Wintle, Mark A. Burgman, Michael A. McCarthy, Ascelin Gordon (2017) Metaresearch for evaluating reproducibility in ecology and evolution BioScience. 67: 282-289. doi:10.1093/biosci/biw159

  • Forstmeier, Wolfgang, Eric-Jan Wagonmakers,Timothy H. Parker (2017) Detecting and avoiding likely false-positive findings - a practical guide. Biological Reviews 92: 1941-1968. doi:10.1111/brv.12315

  • Parker, Timothy H., Wolfgang Forstmeier, Julia Koricheva, Fiona Fidler, Jarrod D. Hadfield, Yung En Chee, Clint D. Kelly, Jessica Gurevitch, and Shinichi Nakagawa (2016) Transparency in ecology and evolution: real problems, real solutions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 711-19. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.07.002

  • Kardish, Melissa R., Ulrich G. Mueller, Sabrina Amador-Vargas, Emma I. Dietrich, Rong Ma, Brian Barrett, and Chi-Chun Fang (2015) Blind trust in unblinded observation in ecology, evolution, and behavior. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 51. doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00051

  • Mislan, K. A. S., Jeffrey M. Heer, and Ethan P. White (2015) Elevating the status of code in ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 4-7. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.11.006

  • Nosek, Brian A., and others (2015) Promoting an open research culture. Science 348: 1422. doi:10.1126/science.aab2374

  • Barto, E. Kathryn and Matthias C. Rillig (2012) Dissemination biases in ecology: effect sizes matter more than quality. Oikos, 121: 228-235. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19401.x

  • Whitlock, Michael C. (2011) Data archiving in ecology and evolution: best practices. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26: 61-65. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.006