Increasing the chance that landscape- and regional-level hypotheses will reflect important spatial patterns

@article{Gutzwiller2013IncreasingTC,
  title={Increasing the chance that landscape- and regional-level hypotheses will reflect important spatial patterns},
  author={Kevin J. Gutzwiller},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={1849-1858}
}
Development of new ecological knowledge depends in part on the hypotheses that get tested, and little headway in establishing ecological truth is likely if hypotheses fail to reflect important spatial patterns. Careful exploration for spatial patterns during initial hypothesis formation—before tests of hypotheses and tests of statistical significance are pursued—is therefore essential. Exploratory analyses that rely on quantitative methods alone would preclude detection of important and… CONTINUE READING

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