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Shawn T. McKinney
University of Maine
EcologyPhilopatryGeneralizability theoryVariablesUrsusCategorical variableBiology
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The objective of science is to understand the natural world; we argue that prediction is the only way to demonstrate scientific understanding, implying that prediction should be a fundamental aspect of all scientific disciplines. Reproducibility is an essential requirement of good science and arises from the ability to develop models that make accurate predictions on new data. Ecology, however, with a few exceptions, has abandoned prediction as a central focus and faces its own crisis of reprodu...
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