Resources

Website hubs

Name Description
Fieldwork: Building an inclusive experience outside of the classroom (Cornell) We've compiled research and resources to both educate you on the issues and provide mechanisms to adopt and enforce rules to ensure safe, accessible and inclusive fieldwork.
In the Field (ADVANCEGeo) We present recent research on how to ensure safe, accessible and inclusive field experiences, which center on the adoption and enforcement of rules for appropriate behavior.
Pride Field Network We provide information, community support, and resources for LGBTQ+ fieldworkers so they can carry out their important work without fearing for their safety and wellbeing.
The Fieldwork Initiative We seek to maintain a network for victims who have struggled with gendered violence while conducting research, as well as proliferate pre-fieldwork training seminars that break open the black box of data collection and shed light on the realities of trauma, racism, and gendered violence in the field.


Visibility initatives

Name Description
Fieldwork While Parenting Blog Our goal is to show that parents can be successful in field based roles, and that there are many different successful solutions to fieldwork while parenting.
Field Secrets: A Field Guide to Living in the Field We want to create a community of women, LGBTQ+, and members of underrepresented groups in STEM, where we can gather together to tell our tales, encourage careers and family, share a few unknown secrets to our successes during fieldwork, and highlight some talented individuals along the way.
Field Inclusive, Inc. We amplify and support Black-identifying and historically excluded individuals who professionally work outdoors in any natural resources field.
Visibility STEM Africa We promote the stories of Africans – on the Continent and beyond – to inspire the next generation of leaders in STEM.
500 Queer Scientists We are a visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs.
The Root of the Science Podcasts We highlight #AfricansInSTEM across the globe and give them the opportunity to tell their stories in their own voice (literally) about their research or projects.
The Women in Ecology and Evolution Podcast We highlight awesome women in ecology and evolution - their research, their experiences, and their passions.
Her Royal Science Podcast We are a podcast for minoritised individuals in STEM to share their deeply personal stories.


Published Papers

Title Citation
Decolonizing field ecology Baker, K., Eichhorn, M.P., Griffiths, M., 2019. Decolonizing field ecology. Biotropica 51, 288–292. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12663
Field courses narrow demographic achievement gaps in ecology and evolutionary biology Beltran, R.S., Marnocha, E., Race, A., Croll, D.A., Dayton, G.H., Zavaleta, E.S., 2020. Field courses narrow demographic achievement gaps in ecology and evolutionary biology. Ecol. Evol. 10, 5184–5196. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6300
Anti-racist interventions to transform ecology, evolution and conservation biology departments Cronin, M.R., Alonzo, S.H., Adamczak, S.K., Baker, D.N., Beltran, R.S., Borker, A.L., Favilla, A.B., Gatins, R., Goetz, L.C., Hack, N., Harenčár, J.G., Howard, E.A., Kustra, M.C., Maguiña, R., Martinez-Estevez, L., Mehta, R.S., Parker, I.M., Reid, K., Roberts, M.B., Shirazi, S.B., Tatom-Naecker, T.-A.M., Voss, K.M., Willis-Norton, E., Vadakan, B., Valenzuela-Toro, A.M., Zavaleta, E.S., 2021. Anti-racist interventions to transform ecology, evolution and conservation biology departments. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 5, 1213–1223. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01522-z
Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and institutions Demery, A.-J.C., Pipkin, M.A., 2021. Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and institutions. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 5, 5–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01328-5
Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science Emery, N.C., Bledsoe, E.K., Hasley, A.O., Eaton, C.D., 2021. Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science. Ecol. Evol. 11, 1480–1491. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7062
Ten simple rules for Global North researchers to stop perpetuating helicopter research in the Global South Haelewaters, D., Hofmann, T.A., Romero-Olivares, A.L., 2021. Ten simple rules for Global North researchers to stop perpetuating helicopter research in the Global South. PLOS Comput. Biol. 17, e1009277. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009277
Attracting diverse students to field experiences requires adequate pay, flexibility, and inclusion Jensen, A.J., Bombaci, S.P., Gigliotti, L.C., Harris, S.N., Marneweck, C.J., Muthersbaugh, M.S., Newman, B.A., Rodriguez, S.L., Saldo, E.A., Shute, K.E., Titus, K.L., Williams, A.L., Yu, S.W., Jachowski, D.S., 2021. Attracting Diverse Students to Field Experiences Requires Adequate Pay, Flexibility, and Inclusion. Bioscience 71, 757–770. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab039
Six simple steps towards making GEES fieldwork more accessible and inclusive Lawrence, A., Dowey, N., 2022. Six simple steps towards making GEES fieldwork more accessible and inclusive. Area 54, 52–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12747
You are welcome here: A practical guide to diversity, equity, and inclusion for undergraduates embarking on an ecological research experience McGill, B.M., Foster, M.J., Pruitt, A.N., Thomas, S.G., Arsenault, E.R., Hanschu, J., Wahwahsuck, K., Cortez, E., Zarek, K., Loecke, T.D., Burgin, A.J., 2021. You are welcome here: A practical guide to diversity, equity, and inclusion for undergraduates embarking on an ecological research experience. Ecol. Evol. 11, 3636–3645. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7321
Promoting inclusion in ecological field experiences: Examining and overcoming barriers to a professional rite of passage Morales, N., Bisbee O’Connell, K., McNulty, S., Berkowitz, A., Bowser, G., Giamellaro, M., Miriti, M.N., 2020. Promoting inclusion in ecological field experiences: Examining and overcoming barriers to a professional rite of passage. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. 101, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.1742
Signaling safety: characterizing fieldwork experiences and their implications for career trajectories Nelson, R.G., Rutherford, J.N., Hinde, K., Clancy, K.B.H., 2017. Signaling Safety: Characterizing Fieldwork Experiences and Their Implications for Career Trajectories. Am. Anthropol. 119, 710–722. https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.12929
A set of principles and practical suggestions for equitable fieldwork in biology Ramírez-Castañeda, V., Westeen, E.P., Frederick, J., Amini, S., Wait, D.R., Achmadi, A.S., Andayani, N., Arida, E., Arifin, U., Bernal, M.A., Bonaccorso, E., Bonachita Sanguila, M., Brown, R.M., Che, J., Condori, F.P., Hartiningtias, D., Hiller, A.E., Iskandar, D.T., Jiménez, R.A., Khelifa, R., Márquez, R., Martínez-Fonseca, J.G., Parra, J.L., Peñalba, J. V., Pinto-García, L., Razafindratsima, O.H., Ron, S.R., Souza, S., Supriatna, J., Bowie, R.C.K., Cicero, C., McGuire, J.A., Tarvin, R.D., 2022. A set of principles and practical suggestions for equitable fieldwork in biology. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 119, e2122667119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2122667119
Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology Trisos, C.H., Auerbach, J., Katti, M., 2021. Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 5, 1205–1212. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01460-w
How field courses propel inclusion and collective excellence Zavaleta, E.S., Beltran, R.S., Borker, A.L., 2020. How Field Courses Propel Inclusion and Collective Excellence. Trends Ecol. Evol. 35, 953–956. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.08.005