Research Fraud

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Coral Reef Scientists (2021)

Coral reef update: University vindicates whistleblowers," Andrew Gelman blog (2022). "Does ocean acidification alter fish behavior? Fraud allegations create a sea of doubt . . .

[Biologist Philip] Munday has co-authored more than 250 papers and drawn scores of aspiring scientists to Townsville, a mecca of marine biology on Australia’s northeastern coast. He is best known for pioneering work on the effects of the oceans’ changing chemistry on fish, part of it carried out with Danielle Dixson, a U.S. biologist who obtained her Ph.D. under Munday’s supervision in 2012 and has since become a successful lab head at the University of Delaware . . .

In 2009, Munday and Dixson began to publish evidence that ocean acidification—a knock-on effect of the rising carbon dioxide (CO2) level in Earth’s atmosphere—has a range of striking effects on fish behavior . . .

But their work has come under attack. . . .'

Fish fight!

Seriously, this story disturbed me, not just because of the possible evidence of scientific fraud, but because some of the buddies of the people who wrote the controversial papers did the offense-is-the-best-form-of-defense thing and attacked the critics."

Wansink (Food psychology, Cornell)

"Dear Cornell University Public Relations Office" Andrew Gelman ( April 6, 2017).