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There are no whole truths in meta-analyses: all their truths are half truths

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Devin a. Lyons, Christos Arvanitidis, Andrew J. Blight, Eva Chatzinikolaou, Tamar Guy-Haim, Jonne Kotta, Ana M. Queirós, Gil Rilov, Paul J. Somerfield, Tasman P. Crowe

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In a recent letter, Thomsen and Wernberg (2015) reanalyzed data compiled for our recent paper (Lyons et al. 2014). In that paper, we examined the effects of macroalgal blooms and macroalgal mats on seven important measures of community structure and ecosystem functioning, and explored several ecological and methodological factors that might explain some of the variation in the observed effects. Thomsen and Wernberg (2015) reanalyzed two small subsets of the data, focusing on experimental studies examining effects of blooms/mats on invertebrate abundance. Their analyses revealed two interesting patterns. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)968-971
Number of pages4
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Volume22
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jul 2015
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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