Data sharing in ecology and evolution


The rapid advancement of fields such as molecular biology, genomics and molecular evolution is due, in large part, to pervasive data sharing. Ecology, evolution (other than molecular), conservation biology, animal behavior and related fields have yet to enjoy similar growth; further data sharing could transform these fields, as it has others [1, 2]. However, individual scientists must first recognize the benefits and see their way past perceived barriers.

Trends Ecol Evol, 20, 362-363