PhD – University of Bath, UK, 2013
MSc – Imperial College London, UK, 2009
BSc – Imperial College London, UK, 2008


Eglen, S. J. , Mounce, R., Gatto L., Currie, A. M., Nobis, Y. 2018. Recent developments in scholarly publishing to improve research practices in the life sciences. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 2 (6), 775-778. DOI:

Mounce R., Rivers M., Sharrock S., Smith P. & Brockington S. 2018. Comparing and contrasting threat assessments of plant species at the global and sub-global level. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27 (4), 907-930. DOI:

Mounce, R., Smith, P., & Brockington, S. 2017. Ex situ conservation of plant diversity in the world’s botanic gardens. Nature Plants, 3 (10), 795-802. DOI:

Mounce, R., Murray-Rust, P. and Wills, M. 2017. A machine-compiled microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers. Research Ideas and Outcomes DOI:

Beeston, A., Blazic, L., Chue Hong, N., Domander, R., Mounce, R. and Wilson, R. 2016. Ten simple rules for writing a comparative software review. PeerJ PrePrints DOI:

Mounce, R., Sansom, R. and Wills, M. 2016. Sampling diverse characters improves phylogenies: Craniodental and postcranial characters of vertebrates often imply different trees. Evolution DOI:

Mietchen, D., Mounce, R., Penev, L. 2015. Publishing the research process. Research Ideas and Outcomes DOI:

Mounce, R. 2015. Dark Research: information content in many modern research papers is not easily discoverable online. PeerJ PrePrints DOI:

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

Murray-Rust, P., Smith-Unna, R., and Mounce, R. 2014. AMI-diagram: Mining facts from images. D-Lib Magazine 20(11/12) DOI:

Mounce, R. 2014. The right to read is the right to mine: Text and data mining copyright exceptions introduced in the UK. LSE Impact Blog

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:

Mounce, R. 2013. Comparative cladistics: fossils, morphological data partitions and lost branches in the fossil tree of life. pp. 1-161. [University of Bath, PhD thesis]

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:

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. Easy steps towards open scholarship. LSE Impact Blog

Mounce, R. 2013. Open access and altmetrics: distinct but complementary. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39:14-17. DOI:

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

Mounce, R. 2012. Twitter for systematists. The Systematist (Newsletter of the Systematics Association)

Mounce, R. 2012. Life as a Palaeontologist: Academia, the Internet and Creative Commons Palaeontology Online, Volume 2, Article 12, 1-10.

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:

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

Blog Posts

    Ross Mounce

    Profile picture of Ross Mounce


    Active 11 months ago