Posted by: Jeremy Fox | March 30, 2012

From the archives: are some general ecological concepts TOO general?

The most important ideas in ecology are general, broadly-relevant ideas, not narrow, parochial ones. But can you have too much of a good thing? Is there such as thing as an overly general idea? Here’s an old post in which I argue that there is, and that the most highly-cited Oikos paper in history provides an example.

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