When More is Less

Ecologists are churning out more and more statistically complex studies that somehow are managing to explain less and less, according to a new analysis of over 18,000 articles published over eight decades.

Published by the Ecological Society of America's Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, the study by McGill University suggested that the trend they found could be due to changes in the way ecologists are tackling their research or how they are reporting their findings.

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