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Turning the tide of parachute science

Stefanoudis, Paris V. and Licuanan, Wilfredo Y. and Morrison, Tiffany H. and Talma, Sheena and Veitayaki, Joeli and Woodall, Lucy C. (2021) Turning the tide of parachute science. UNSPECIFIED.

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Summary Parachute science is the practice whereby international scientists, typically from higher-income countries, conduct field studies in another country, typically of lower income, and then complete the research in their home country without any further effective communication and engagement with others from that nation. It creates dependency on external expertise, does not address local research needs, and hinders local research efforts. As global hotspots of marine biodiversity, lower-income nations in the tropics have for too long been the subject of inequitable and unfair research practices1. However, to date there has been little quantifiable evidence of this phenomenon in marine science. Here, we provide evidence through systematic literature searches and queries that parachute science practices are still widespread in marine research and make some recommendations to help change the current status quo. Video Abstract

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 05:33
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 05:35

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