Journal article

The role of replication studies in ecology

Hannah Fraser, Ashley Barnett, Timothy H Parker, Fiona Fidler

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Recent large-scale projects in other disciplines have shown that results often fail to replicate when studies are repeated. The conditions contributing to this problem are also present in ecology, but there have not been any equivalent replication projects. Here, we survey ecologists' understanding of and opinions about replication studies. The majority of ecologists in our sample considered replication studies to be important (97%), not prevalent enough (91%), worth funding even given limited resources (61%), and suitable for publication in all journals (62%). However, there is a disconnect between this enthusiasm and the prevalence of direct replication studies in the literature which is m..

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