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Framework to improve the application of theory in ecology and conservation

Driscoll, Don; Lindenmayer, David

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Ecological theory often fails applied ecologists in three ways: (1) Theory has little predictive value but is nevertheless applied in conservation with a risk of perverse outcomes, (2) individual theories have limited heuristic value for planning and framing research because they are narrowly focused, and (3) theory can lead to poor communication among scientists and hinder scientific progress through inconsistent use of terms and widespread redundancy. New approaches are therefore needed that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62716
Source: Ecological Monographs
DOI: 10.1890/11-0916.1

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