It's about time: a critique of macroecological inferences concerning plant competition

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Several macroecological studies have used static spatial data to evaluate plant competition in natural ecosystems and to investigate its role in plant community dynamics and species assembly. The assumptions on which the inferences are based have not been consistent with ecological knowledge. Inferences about processes, such as competition, from static data are weak. Macroecology will benefit more from dynamic data, even if limited, than from increasingly sophisticated analyses of static spatial patterns.

TidsskriftTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)86-87
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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