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Long‐term monitoring, permanent plots and the Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

Author:
Ferretti, Marco
Source:
Applied vegetation science 2014 v.17 no.4 pp. 613-614
ISSN:
1402-2001
Subject:
demography, monitoring, species diversity, trees, tropical forests, uncertainty
Abstract:
The value of a monitoring programme for the management of ecological resources, and interpretation of the role of environmental drivers, relies on its ability to detect change. Semboli et al. 2014 (Applied Vegetation Science 17: 737–743, this issue) show that the simple act of repeated measuring significantly affects species composition in permanent tropical forest plots, but not species richness, species evenness or tree demography.
Agid:
822484