Method in macroecology

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Abstract

Macroecology is concerned with understanding the abundance and distribution of species at large spatial and temporal scales. Understanding pattern and process in macroecology thus presents a considerable methodological challenge, as the scales of interest are simply too large for the traditional ecological approach of experimental manipulation to be possible or ethical. Here, I summarise the methods that have been most commonly employed to explore macroecological questions, discuss important methodological issues that need to be considered when interpreting macroecological. data, and suggest likely future developments in macroecological. methodology. (C) 2004 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-412
Number of pages12
JournalBasic and Applied Ecology
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004