Holling & Allen 2002 adaptive inference ecosystems

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Holling, C.S. and Allen, C.R., 2002. Adaptive inference for distinguishing credible from incredible patterns in nature. Ecosystems, 5(4), pp.319-328.

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  • Describes challenges and strategies of making inference in ecological systems through the logical analysis of multiple potential hypotheses and multiple tests.
  • Ecological inference is necessarily different than "strong inference" in more controlled systems.