Quentin Read’s (PhD 2016) recent paper in Oikos has been highlighted as an “Editor’s Choice” article.
The study challenges how we currently conduct biodiversity studies by demonstrating that a high percentage of studies over estimate the effects of diversity and may actually conclude species level effects when those effects are actually driven by hidden nested variation.
“Accounting for the nested nature of genetic variation across levels of organization improves our understanding of biodiversity and community ecology.” (pages 895–904)
Quentin D. Read, Sean M. Hoban, Maarten B. Eppinga, Jennifer A. Schweitzer and Joseph K. Bailey
Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/oik.02760