Prediction in ecology -implementing a priority.

In this post I would like to comment a bit on the recent forum paper by Houlahan et al on the importance of prediction to demonstrate ecological understanding. Before going through what I took from the paper I will outline a bit where I stood on prediction and understanding before reading the article. Explanation vs … Continue reading Prediction in ecology -implementing a priority.

Will the next generation ecologists be parasites?

A recent article by Lidenmeyer and Likens talking about the new development of open-access data in ecology (the fact that dataset are published through a peer-review system and then freely accessible for others) has led to some debate in the ecology blogospere (see Brian McGill post and comments therein). The author develop their vision of … Continue reading Will the next generation ecologists be parasites?