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New scientific field looks at the big picture
February 3, 2014
Big data is changing the field of ecology. The shift is dramatic enough to warrant the creation of an entirely new field: Macrosystems ecology. "Ecologists can no longer sample and study just one or even a handful of ecosystems," said Patricia Soranno, a Michigan State University professor of fisheries and wildlife and macrosystems ecology pioneer.
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