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Multilevel Statistical Models and Ecological Scaling

  • Author(s): Richard A. Berk
  • Jan De Leeuw
  • et al.

A useful way to conceptualize ecological processes operating at different spatial scales is through what Wu [1999] calls hierarchical patch dynamics. A key notion is that a few parts of a large hierarchical structure can be studied in isolation insofar as these parts are distinguished from the rest by

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