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- Striving for general principles
- Sampling design matters
- In search of the sampling universe
- Quasi-experimental design
- Potential natural vegetation: a formalism not a belief
Species composition in forest patches is influenced by distance-to-edge within an average range of 748 m. Pellissier et al., in this issue, assess the significance of this pattern using a very large data set, a well-defined target population and comprehensive logistic models. This is a recipe for overcoming the lack of general validity frequently observed in vegetation science.