Opinion: Gone is the solitary genius – science today is a group effort March 10, 2016 Increasingly scientists are working in large collaborative teams to produce research of exceptional quality. In a piece for The Conversation, ecologist Dr Rachel Standish from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences explains the benefits of collaboration in her field and how it is helping ecologists to tackle complex problems and identify global patterns. She gives the example of the Nutrient Network as a successful model of collaboration in ecology. ‘NutNet’ is a field experiment designed to understand the degree to which ecological trends uncovered at one site are repeated at multiple sites and in other environments. Dr Standish also discusses how increased collaboration is enhancing her own interpersonal skills, arguing they have become as important as her ability to count, perform repetitive tasks and persist with the publication of her research. To read Dr Standish’s full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research Tags: conversation, ecology collaboration, murdoch school of veterinary and life sciences, nutnet, nutrient network, rachel standish, science communications, scientific collaboration, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!