Some Readions on theory in ecology and evolutionary biology

Prather, C.M., D.M. Choate, M.J Michel, and T.A. Crowl.  2009.  Putting the “Ph” back into “PhD”: framing graduate research in a theoretical context. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(7): 389-390.  Link.   Additional references in supplemental material.

Dodds WK. 2009. Laws, theories and patterns in ecology. Berkeley, CA: University of California Presslink

Scheiner SM and Willig MR. 2008. A general theory of ecology. Theor Ecol 1: 2128.  link

Pickett STA, Kolasa J, and Jones CG. 2007. Ecological understanding: the nature of theory and the theory of nature, 2nd edn. Burlington, MA: Academic Press.  link

Lange M. 2005. Ecological laws: what would they be and why would they matter? Oikos 110: 394403link.

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