Hari Sridhar is an independent researcher and an honorary fellow of the Archives at NCBS, Bengaluru. Since early 2016, he has been interviewing authors of well-known papers in ecology and evolution, to find out about: 1. the making of the paper 2. the impact the paper had on the author’s career and research and 3. the author’s current stand on what was said in the paper. The idea is to construct, what one might call, ‘shadow papers’, which capture the past and future of the original published articles.
- The idea for this project followed from conversations I had with Vidyadhar Atkore and Seth Barribeau
- This project was initiated during my fellowship at the College for Life Sciences, Wissenschafstskolleg zu Berlin.
- I started this blog during my time as a post-doctoral research associate in Vishwesha Guttal’s lab in the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (CES, IISc), supported by a fellowship from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
- This project has been supported at various stages by the following institutes:
- National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
- Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
- German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig
- Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (eawag), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
- Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna
- Zukunftskolleg, Konstanz