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.

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Keywords Conservation, Open science, Policy, Reproducibility, Slow science movement
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134000
Journal Science of the Total Environment
Citation
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