Response to Young and Wolf: goal attainment in urban ecology research

  title={Response to Young and Wolf: goal attainment in urban ecology research},
  author={Sarah Dooling and Jessica K. Graybill and Adrienne I. Greve},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
Our critique focuses on the poorly defined key concepts, methodological inconsistencies, circular research design, and over-reaching substantive claims made by Young and Wolf. We suggest that Young and Wolf have provided an assessment of the Urban Ecosystems journal, not of urban ecology as a field. We conclude by identifying questions to guide a bibliometric analysis that focuses on a collaborative and interdisciplinary future of urban ecology (how are participating disciplines contributing to… CONTINUE READING

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