Increasingly, there is interest in a systems-level understanding of ecological problems, which requires the evaluation of more complex, causal hypotheses. In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Soliveres et al. use structural equation modeling to test a causal network hypothesis about how tree canopies affect understorey communities. Historical analysis suggests structural equation modeling has been under-utilized in ecology.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Taking a systems approach to ecological systems|
|Series title||Journal of Vegetation Science|
|Contributing office(s)||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|