The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientist Christie Bahlai has been selected as one of the first Mozilla Fellows for Science. The four fellows selected represent a change in the process of scientific research, championing openness, collaboration and mentorship. More than 130 researchers applied for the 10-month paid fellowships that will engage local communities to advance open data and open source software, and teach colleagues skills to do the same. Mozilla will support the fellows with training aimed at sharpening their expertise around open source, participatory learning and data sharing.

As an insect ecologist and postdoctoral research associate in entomology at Michigan State University (MSU), Bahlai’s research focuses on how using large ecological data and open science approaches can help build sustainable agricultural systems.

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