Deputy Director, Harvard Forest

Harvard University

Aaron Ellison is a research ecologist and statistician at Harvard University's Harvard Forest - a 1500-hectare field station for research and education in ecology, land-use history, and conservation. He has long been active in research, teaching, and service focused on ensuring transparency and reproducibility in ecological research. He was the founding editor of Ecological Archives, the first scientific society-sponsored data-archiving publication for ecologists, and helped launch Ecosphere, the Ecological Society of America's gold open-access journal for ecological research. In 2017, he co-edited with Ayelet Shavit the book Stepping in the same river twice: replication in biological research (Yale University Press). Aaron continues to develop and maintain tools for collecting data provenance to facilitate transparency and reproducibility of scientific analyses (