Filling key gaps in population and community ecology

Anurag A. Agrawal, David D. Ackerly, Fred Adler, A. Elizabeth Arnold, Carla Cáceres, Daniel F. Doak, Eric Post, Peter J. Hudson, John Maron, Kailen A. Mooney, Mary Power, Doug Schemske, Jay Stachowicz, Sharon Strauss, Monica G. Turner, Earl Werner

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Agrawal, A. A., Ackerly, D. D., Adler, F., Arnold, A. E., Cáceres, C., Doak, D. F., Post, E., Hudson, P. J., Maron, J., Mooney, K. A., Power, M., Schemske, D., Stachowicz, J., Strauss, S., Turner, M. G., & Werner, E. (2007). Filling key gaps in population and community ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 5(3), 145-152. https://doi.org/10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[145:FKGIPA]2.0.CO;2