Tag Archives: monitoring

Interpreting variation in data

This post examines the issue of scientific inference when using imprecise data, using two unrelated examples. The first is about whether cutting toes off frogs reduces their return rate, and the second examines the correlation between contemporary warming and CO2. … Continue reading

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Indices behaving badly

I have been thinking about indices in ecology and environmental science lately, partly because of concerns about the SAFE index. Indices are used for environmental monitoring, setting management priorities, and evaluating management actions. They are also found in basic ecology … Continue reading

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