1 thought on “Don’t forget to take our short poll on the replicability of ecology!

  1. Replication of empirical tests of hypotheses is, obviously, essential in any scientific field. But let’s also recognize that in ecology, as in any scientific field, such empirical tests are only part of the story, and that there would be little “field” without publication of personal, unreplicated theories and conceptual frameworks. As a theoretically inclined ecologist of many decades, I am shocked by the number of poorly designed studies and statistical analyses that continue to be published in both ecology and evolutionary biology. We can’t get to the truth with such approaches. But theory is equally part of the pursuit of truth, and of understanding why the world is the way it is.

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