Discussions around the “slow science movement” abound in environmental sciences, yet they are generally counterproductive. Researchers must focus on producing robust and transparent knowledge, regardless of speed. Slow versus fast science is irrelevant - what we need is reproducible research to support evidence-based decision making and tackle urgent and costly environmental problems.

Conservation, Open science, Policy, Reproducibility, Slow science movement
doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134000
Science of the Total Environment
Department of Biology

Roche, D.G. (Dominique G.), Bennett, J.R, Provencher, J. (Jennifer), Rytwinski, T. (Trina), Haddaway, N.R. (Neal R.), & Cooke, S.J. (2019). Environmental sciences benefit from robust evidence irrespective of speed. Science of the Total Environment (Vol. 696). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134000