'I am an evolutionary ecologists, and the project I lead at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW lies on the interface between ecology and Open Science. We look at how various components of Open Science are currently implemented in ecological research, how do they help research to become better, and what are the best venues to increase applications of Open principles in ecology.
My scientific interest revolve around animal ecology: I want to help us to better understand (and appreciate) the complexity of animal life, and to use this knowledge to protect them and teach others to do the same. I have finished undergrad degree in Ecology, worked on bird conservation projects in Croatia (NGO BIOM) for a couple of years, and then became an evolutionary ecologist, studying pair-bonds and divorce in monogamous birds at the Oxford University (PhD). Along the way, I have also became interested in Open Science. Once I have learned about this amazing initiative, I was determined to take a part in the wave of actions and research that can help other scientist (especially ecologist) to start to appreciate all the benefits that openness brings to science and to the society.'
DAY 2 - 11:30 PARALLEL SESSION 3
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