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Summer School "Ecology and Society: Frontiers and Boundaries" / 3 - 7 June 2019

Ecosystems societies Climate change Forests Hydrosystems Atmosphere Biodiversity Agrosystems Pressures Impacts Modelling Pollution Ecotoxicology Biogeochimical cycles Ecology Adaptability
Conference room
Conference room
Field trip - Salles
Field trip - Salles
Introduction : why a global ecology ?
Introduction : why a global ecology ?
Commodifying ecosystemic services
Commodifying ecosystemic services
Thematic weeks organisation committee
Thematic weeks organisation committee
Wine tasting - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Wine tasting - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Field trip - Salles
Field trip - Salles
Field Trip
Field Trip
Field Trip
Field Trip
Biogeochemical cycles of disrupted ecosystems
Biogeochemical cycles of disrupted ecosystems
Forest trip
Forest trip
Visiting Bordeaux
Visiting Bordeaux
Cellars
Cellars
Evening
Evening
Cellars
Cellars
Group - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Group - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Boat trip
Boat trip
Round table Global ecology
Round table Global ecology
Dégustation - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Dégustation - Crédits photo LabEx COTE
Cellars
Cellars

SCALE ISSUES WHEN CROSSING DATA FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES: CASE STUDIES FROM AQUATIC ECOLOGY

Last update Thursday 24 March 2016

Ecologists often work towards explaining how communities vary in space and time. Firstly, when studying the structure of natural communities, ecologists are often confronted to the issue of the taxonomic resolution needed to emphasize patterns characterizing the communities of interest at a particular scale. This issue, illustrated by the ‘taxonomic sufficiency’ concept, will be discussed based on examples from various aquatic communities. Secondly, many of the factors hypothesized to influence aquatic communities are physical oceanographic or meteorological variables. Crossing data among physical oceanography, meteorology and biology into sound statistical frameworks poses many challenges in terms of the level of details and data resolution within each disciplinary component. Several case studies will be discussed to illustrate such compromises.