Lab and field experiments: are they the same animal?

@article{Calisi2009LabAF,
  title={Lab and field experiments: are they the same animal?},
  author={Rebecca M. Calisi and George E. Bentley},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
To advance our understanding of biological processes we often plan our experiments based on published data. This can be confusing though, as data from experiments performed in a laboratory environment are sometimes different from, or completely opposite to, findings from similar experiments performed in the "real world". In this mini-review, we discuss instances where results from laboratory experiments differ as a result of laboratory housing conditions, and where they differ from results… CONTINUE READING
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