Teamwork, Soft Skills, and Research Training

Anaïs Gibert, Wade C. Tozer, Mark Westoby*

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    We provide a list of soft skills that are important for collaboration and teamwork, based on our own experience and from an opinion survey of team leaders. Each skill can be learned to some extent. We also outline workable short courses for graduate schools to strengthen teamwork and collaboration skills among research students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-84
    Number of pages4
    JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


    • interview
    • leadership
    • soft skills
    • team leader
    • teamwork
    • training program


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