My work lies on the interface between open science and meta-science in ecology. With this, I strive to enable ecological research to reach its full potential by researching the scientific process itself, understanding and optimizing it. I have co-founded SPI-Birds Network and Database (www.spibirds.org) and Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE). Further, I contribute to other open science initiatives such as GoFAIR discovery in, UNESCO Open Science, and Research Data Alliance. I work as a senior research associate at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia. Before moving back to Croatia, I did my PhD in evolutionary ecology at the University of Oxford, and then worked as a researcher (on open science in ecology) at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
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