Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Data-driven vs. epert-centered as a paradigm of studying biodiversity

A recent BioScience paper asked whether we need the new paradigm of studying biodiversity, which is characterized by data-driven (compared to the more traditional approaches of hypotheses generation and experimental testing). 

I agree with the author in saying that the two approaches are complimentary, yet we hardly know enough to conduct a CBA to select a more optimal one in reality...

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