Postgraduate Researcher

School: Biological Sciences 

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Interests: Computational reproducibility, Literate programming, Open source software, Open Access publishing, Open data, R, RMarkdown, Git, GitHub 

About me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. My research focuses on the role of insects in determining plant community structure in tropical and temperate forests. Most of my work is quantitative; using complex statistical models and large datasets to learn about the world. 

Before starting my PhD, I worked within the publishing team for the journal Nature. I was there at a time when the company was evaluating its response to Plan S and the increased interest in Open Access publishing. This was when I first become aware of Open Science and gained insight into the perspective of big publishers. During my PhD I have become more interested in computational reproducibility. I think it is important that analyses associated with published papers are transparent and reproducible. I am a committee member for the Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE). 


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