In 2016, only 6% of US Geoscience PhDs went to students from underrepresented minorities, leading Bernard et al. (2018) to conclude that no progress has been made on diversity in 40 years. The situation is similar in the field of dendrochronology. In this talk I will discuss the biases in the publication process, in academic careers, and in various forms of recognition that lead to this lack of progress. I will focus my talk on biases against women scientists, for which the most scientific evidence is available. I will provide concrete examples from our dendrochronological community.
Bernard RE, Cooperdock EH. No progress on diversity in 40 years. Nature Geoscience. 2018 May;11(5):292-5.