We agree with Marquet and colleagues (2014) that the balance between theory and data is an important one. However, their description of what constitutes good theory in ecology ignores the most important characteristic of successful theory—that it accurately and precisely describes the way the world works.
|Title||On theory in ecology: Another perspective|
|Authors||Jeff E. Houlahan, Shawn T. McKinney, Rémy Rochette|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Coop Res Unit Leetown|