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Progress in theoretical vegetation science
In this paper we emphasize that sampling decisions in population and community ecology are context dependent. Thus, the selection of an appropriate sampling procedure should follow directly from con siderations of the objectives of an investigation. We recognize eight sampling alternatives, which arise as a result of three basic dichotomies: parameter estimation versus pattern detection, univariate versus multivariate, and a discrete versus continuous sampling universe. These eight alternativedoi:10.1007/978-94-009-1934-1_17 fatcat:fwwleuno4nc6dn5soww5et5iru