The Limits to Models in Ecology

  title={The Limits to Models in Ecology},
  author={Carlos M Duarte and J. S. Amthor and Donald L. DeAngelis and Linda A. Joyce and Roxane J. Maranger and Michael L Pace and John J. Pastor and Steven W. Running},
Models are convenient tools to summarize, organize and synthesize knowledge or data in forms allowing the formulation of quantitative, probabilistic, or Bayesian statements about possible or future states of the modeled entity. Modeling has a long tradition in Earth sciences, where the capacity to predict ecologically relevant phenomena is ancient (e.g. motion of planets and stars). Since then, models have been developed to examine phenomena at many levels of complexity, from physiological… CONTINUE READING

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