Anticas expertise covers evidence synthesis, data and code standards, evolutionary ecology of bonding, and life-history trade offs. She is one of the pioneers in studying and promoting Open Science practices in ecological and evolutionary research. Much of her current work is dedicated to meta-research. Via meta-research and Open Science she strives to help ecology to solve issues currently present in the research and publishing systems, increase diversity of researchers, and thus improve the scope, reach, and value of research.
Antica is a senior researcher at the Ruder Boskovic Institute, and a Honorary fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. She is a co-founder and executive committee member of SPI-Birds (www.spibirds.org) and SORTEE (https://www.sortee.org/). She is also on the advisory board of the FAIRsFAIR project (https://www.fairsfair.eu/advisory-board/egfc) and Open Knowledge maps (https://openknowledgemaps.org/team).