Trends in Ecological Research during the Last Three Decades – A Systematic Review

  title={Trends in Ecological Research during the Last Three Decades – A Systematic Review},
  author={Yohay Carmel and Rafi Kent and Avi Bar-Massada and Lior Blank and Jonathan Liberzon and Oded Nezer and Gill Sapir and Roy Federman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
It is thought that the science of ecology has experienced conceptual shifts in recent decades, chiefly from viewing nature as static and balanced to a conception of constantly changing, unpredictable, complex ecosystems. Here, we ask if these changes are reflected in actual ecological research over the last 30 years. We surveyed 750 articles from the entire pool of ecological literature and 750 articles from eight leading journals. Each article was characterized according to its type… CONTINUE READING
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