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On theory in ecology: Another perspective

February 27, 2015

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title On theory in ecology: Another perspective
DOI 10.1093/biosci/biv014
Authors Jeff E. Houlahan, Shawn T. McKinney, Rémy Rochette
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title BioScience
Series Number
Index ID 70169249
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coop Res Unit Leetown