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Taking a systems approach to ecological systems

October 20, 2015

Increasingly, there is interest in a systems-level understanding of ecological problems, which requires the evaluation of more complex, causal hypotheses. In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Soliveres et al. use structural equation modeling to test a causal network hypothesis about how tree canopies affect understorey communities. Historical analysis suggests structural equation modeling has been under-utilized in ecology.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Taking a systems approach to ecological systems
DOI 10.1111/jvs.12340
Authors James B. Grace
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Vegetation Science
Series Number
Index ID 70159199
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center