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Science  26 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5445, pp. 1684-1685
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5445.1684a

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Ecological Assembly Rules Perspectives, advances, retreats. Evan Weiher and Paul Keddy, Eds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. 430 pp. $90, £55. ISBN 0-521-65235-9.

Although it fails to present any major breakthroughs or new syntheses, this collection of articles does a good job demonstrating the increasingly sophisticated use of null models to test assembly patterns of community ecology.