Whole-Ecosystem Experiments: Replication Versus Realism: The Need for Ecosystem-Scale Experiments

@article{Schindler1998WholeEcosystemER,
  title={Whole-Ecosystem Experiments: Replication Versus Realism: The Need for Ecosystem-Scale Experiments},
  author={D. Schindler},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={1998},
  volume={1},
  pages={323-334}
}
ABSTRACT The results of bottle and mesocosm experiments were compared with those obtained in whole-ecosystem experiments at the Experimental Lakes Area. Unless they can be cleverly designed to mimic major ecosystem processes and community compositions, smaller-scale experiments often give highly replicable, but spurious, answers. Problems with appropriate scaling are difficult to deduce without direct comparisons with whole-ecosystem experiments. Reasons are many, but include inappropriate… Expand
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