We propose research to fill key gaps in the areas of population and community ecology, based on a National Science Foundation workshop identifying funding priorities for the next 5-10 years. Our vision for the near future of ecology focuses on three core areas: predicting the strength and context-dependence of species interactions across multiple scales; identifying the importance of feedbacks from individual interactions to ecosystem dynamics; and linking pattern with process to understand species coexistence. We outline a combination of theory development and explicit, realistic tests of hypotheses needed to advance population and community ecology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment|
|State||Published - Apr 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics