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Jose Valdez

Jose Valdez is a postdoctoral researcher interested in ecology, biodiversity, conservation, and behavior to better understand the relationship between organisms and their environment. He obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in Australia, focusing on improving conservation management efforts for an endangered amphibian species. He also holds a master’s in ecology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Articles by Jose Valdez
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Opinion: The Problem with Researchers Hoarding Resources
Jose Valdez and Sandeep Sharma | Nov 1, 2022 | 4 min read
For too long, some scientists have acted like Gollums of the ivory tower, guarding precious study sites, model organisms, and even entire fields of inquiry.