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Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course


Inclusive and equitable geoscience requires identification and removal of structural barriers to participation. Replacing the leaky pipeline metaphor with that of a hostile obstacle course demands that those with power take the lead.

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Fig. 1: The hostile obstacle course that women and BIPOC researchers have to endure in STEMM.



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Berhe, A.A., Barnes, R.T., Hastings, M.G. et al. Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course. Nat. Geosci. 15, 2–4 (2022).

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