Q and A

SORTEE member voices: Dylan Gomes

[SORTEE Member Voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Dylan Gomes.   Date: 02 July 2021.   Position: Postdoctoral Researcher.   Research and/or work interests: I am broadly interested in the wildlife conservation (especially human-impacts to wildlife), statistical methods (particularly LMM/GLMM), and the cultural and institutional practices in science (especially regarding sharing data and code, statistical/methodological choices, peer-review, and the hierarchical nature of research institutions and how this hierarchy influences author lists and workloads).

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SORTEE member voices: Gerald Carter

[SORTEE Member Voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Gerald Carter.   Date: 02 July 2021.   Position: Assistant Professor.   Research and/or work interests: animal behavior, cooperation, communication, cognition, reciprocity, bats.   What do you see as the greatest challenge facing the open / reliable / transparent science movement?: I think the greatest challenge for open, reliable, and transparent science is changing actual human behavior rather than just identifying what everyone should do.

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SORTEE member voices: Melina de Souza Leite

[SORTEE Member Voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Melina de Souza Leite.   Date: 2 July 2021.   Position: PhD Candidate.   Research and/or work interests: Community Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Demography.   What’s an open science practice or topic that you’ve changed your views on within the last few years? Why?: I’ve learned a lot about the importance of standardized data management protocols (at least in the same project!

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SORTEE member voices: Kaitlin Kimmel

[SORTEE Member Voices is a weekly Q&A with a different SORTEE member]     Name: Kaitlin Kimmel.   Date: 2 July 2021.   Position: Postdoc.   Research and/or work interests: Causes and consequences of biodiversity changes; functional traits; causal inference.   What strategies/approaches do you think are most likely to lead to a research culture change?: I think that adapting pre-registration and the registered report format will drastically improve our science.

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