Research CommentariesEcology

Ecological Science and Statistical Paradigms: At the Threshold

Science  23 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5350, pp. 502-503
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5350.502

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The science of ecology is reaching a point where progress will require the development of new statistical tools and corresponding experimental approaches. In his commentary, Maurer outlines why the field has reached this threshold and suggests the statistical directions that researchers should follow in order to solve complex ecological problems.