Chapter 1 Welcome

OHI assessments use collaborative open software so that they are transparent and reproducible; we call this software the OHI Toolbox.

Openness is an important part of how we work; we describe how and why in Lowndes et al. 2017, Nature Ecology & Evolution: Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools.

This book will train you to prepare for and use the OHI Toolbox. It can be used to teach workshops or for self-paced learning.


This book is under active development and testing