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On Methods of Analyzing Ecosystems: Lessons from the Analysis of Forest-Insect Systems

  • W. Baltensweiler
  • A. Fischlin
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 61)

Abstract

There are various ways to analyze ecosystems. No approach is unanimously accepted (Ruesink 1976; Getz and Gutierrez 1982). One alternative to this seemingly unresolvable dispute is to analyze past experience in order to learn from it. A fair assessment of any scientific approach would be to compare its achievements with its initial objectives as defined by the scientists directly involved.

Keywords

Larch Tree Cyclic Population Pest Problem Swiss Plateau Granulosis Virus 
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  • A. Fischlin

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