We have had a long-standing interest in developing our skills and procedures for managing research teams and for improving collaborative outcomes in science teams. When our research program moved towards increasingly large and diverse teams, we realized that we would benefit from reviewing the literature on what makes teams productive. In doing so, we realized that much of this literature is not well-known to many practicing scientists, so we have written articles and conducted research in this general topic area.
Example publications related to team science
Oliver, S.K. C.E. Fergus, N.K. Skaff, T. Wagner, P.-N. Tan, K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno. 2018. Strategies for effective collaborative manuscript development in interdisciplinary science. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2206
Settles, I.H., S.T. Brassel, G.M. Montgomery, K.C. Elliott, P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil. 2018. Missing the mark: A new form of honorary authorship motivated by desires for inclusion. Innovative Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-018-9429-z
Elliott, K.C., I.S. Settles, G.M. Montgomery, S.T. Brassel, K.S. Cheruvelil, and P.A. Soranno. 2017. Honorary authorship practices in environmental science teams: structural and cultural causes and solutions. Accountability in Research: Policies and quality assurance 24(2):80-98. PDF
Goring, S., K. Weathers, W.K. Dodds, P.A. Soranno, L. Sweet, K.S. Cheruvelil, J. Kominoski, J. Ruegg, A. Thorn, R. Utz. 2014. Improving the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in ecology by expanding the measures of success.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):39-47. Open-access
Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, K.C. Weathers, P.C. Hanson, S. Goring, C.T. Filstrup, and E.K. Read. 2014. Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):31-38. Open-access