Don't diss integration: a comment on Ricklefs's disintegrating communities.

Abstract

Ricklefs's recent call to investigate ecological processes at large scales helps focus ecologists' attention on an undoubtedly important topic. However, we believe that some of his accompanying arguments for the primacy of such work and, in particular, for the need to "disintegrate" the local community concept are flawed. We revisit Ricklefs's main tenets… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/648058

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