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Dr Ross Mounce

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Ross Mounce

Ross Mounce is available for consultancy.

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330232



  • Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, 2016
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge (2015-present)
  • Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London (2015-present)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath (2014-2015)


  • PhD, Evolutionary Biology, University of Bath (2009-2013)
  • MSc, Advanced Methods in Systematics and Biodiversity, Natural History Museum London (2008-2009)
  • BSc, Biological Sciences, Imperial College London (2005-2008)

Key Publications

Mietchen, D., Mounce, R., and Penev, L. 2015. Publishing the research process. Research Ideas and Outcomes 1:e7547+ DOI: 10.3897/rio.1.e7547

Mounce, R. 2015. Dark Research: information content in many modern research papers is not easily discoverable online. PeerJ PrePrints DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.773v1

Mounce, R. 2014. Open Data and Palaeontology. In: S. A. Moore (ed.)
Issues in Open Research Data pp. 151–164. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: 10.5334/ban.j

Murray-Rust, P., Smith-Unna, R., and Mounce, R. 2014. AMI-diagram: Mining facts from images. D-Lib 
Magazine 20(11/12) DOI: 10.1045/november14-murray-rust
Vos, R., Biserkov, J., Balech, B., Beard, N., Blissett, M., Brenninkmeijer, C., van Dooren, T., Eades,D., Gosline, G., Groom, Q., Hamann, T., Hettling, H., Hoehndorf, R., Holleman, A., Hovenkamp, P.,Kelbert, P., King, D., Kirkup, D., Lammers, Y., DeMeulemeester, T., Mietchen, D., Miller, J., Mounce,R. , Nicolson, N., Page, R., Pawlik, A., Pereira, S., Penev, L., Richards, K., Sautter, G., Shorthouse, D., Tähtinen, M., Weiland, C., Williams, A., and Sierra, S. 2014. Enriched biodiversity data as a resource and service. Biodiversity Data Journal DOI: 10.3897/bdj.2.e1125

Poisot, T., Mounce R., and Gravel, D. 2013. Moving toward a sustainable ecological science: don’t let
data go to waste! Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6(2) DOI: 10.4033/iee.2013.6b.14.f

Mounce R. and Janies, D. 2013. Synergistic Sharing of Data and Tools to Enable Team Science. In: J.
Zander & P.J. Mosterman (eds.) Computation for Humanity - Information Technology to Advance Society
CRC Press, pp. 437-447

Mounce, R. 2013. Open access and altmetrics: Distinct but complementaryBulletin of the American
Society for Information Science and Technology 39:14-17. DOI: 10.1002/bult.2013.1720390406

Garcia, A., Murray-Rust, P., Burns, G. A. P. C., Stevens, R., Tkaczyk, D., McLaughlin, C., Belin, A., Di Iorio,
A., Garcia, L., Gruson-Daniel, C., Mounce, R., Nuzzolese, A. G., Peroni, S., Spinks, J., VillazonTerrazas,
B., Corcho, O., Giraldo, O., and Wabiszewski, M. 2013. PDFJailbreak-a communal architecture for making
biomedical PDFs semantic. Proceedings of the BioLINK SIG [full text]

Mounce, R. 2012. Twitter for systematists. The Systematist 34 [full text]

Mounce, R. 2012. Life as a Palaeontologist: Academia, the Internet and Creative Commons.
Palaeontology Online [full text]

Stoltzfus, A., O’Meara, B., Whitacre, J., Mounce, R., Gillespie, E., Kumar, S., Rosauer, D., and Vos, R. 2012. Sharing and re-use of phylogenetic trees (and associated data) to facilitate synthesis. BMC Research Notes DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-574

Mounce, R. and Wills, M. 2011. Phylogenetic position of Diania challenged. Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature10266

Other Publications

Mounce, R. 2014. The right to read is the right to mine: Text and data mining copyright exceptions
Mounce R. 2013. Easy steps towards open scholarship. LSE Impact Blog
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