“Curtice and her colleagues have important recommendations for both funders and developers of software—not just EBM software. Those recommendations probably apply to other specialized scientific applications as well. Ensuring the widespread availability and currency of a software tool is heavier lifting than the original writer might guess: A neat idea is not enough.”

Timothy M. Beardsley, Editor in Chief of BioScience, commenting on a recent article by Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab in the journal. His full comments can be read here.

The full article, “Why Ecosystem-Based Management May Fail without Changes to Tool Development and Financing”, appears in BioScience Vol. 62, No. 5. May 2012  and is available for download here.

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