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Learning from clinical medicine to improve the use of surrogates in ecology

Barton, Philip S.; Pierson, Jennifer C.; Westgate, Martin J.; Lane, Peter W.; Lindenmayer, David


Surrogates are used widely in ecology to detect or monitor changes in the environment that are too difficult or costly to assess directly. Yet most work on surrogates to date has been correlative, with little work on their predictive capacity or the circumstances under which they work. Our suggestion is to revisit and learn from research in the clinical medical sciences, including the causal statistical frameworks available to validate relationships between treatments, surrogate variables, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Oikos
DOI: 10.1111/oik.02007


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