Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks is the Scientia Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and director of the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales

Free Advice: Do Some Homework Before Ridiculing Research

Shonkily researched assertions are okay if you enjoy the safe patronage of a major news organisation, argues Rob Brooks. But know, he adds, you would never get away with such abject laziness, or such contempt for professional disinterest in a grant proposal to a federal funding body.

7 years ago
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The Tragedy of the (Over-Surveyed) Commons

If Garrett Hardin were with us today, argues Rob Brooks, he would have saved a special place on the degraded commons to relegate those who inflict upon us all the burden of collecting meaningless data and unheeded opinion.

8 years ago