%0 Journal Article
%A Shipley, B.
%A Vile, D.
%A Garnier, E.
%T Response to comments on "From plant traits to plant communities: A statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity"
%B Science
%D 2007
%V 316
%P U4-U6
%N 5830
%Z ISI Document Delivery No.: 176EE; timestamp=(2007.12.05)
%X We maintain that there is no circularity or structural bias in our
model that inflates its predictive ability beyond the sampling bias
inherent in the r(2) statistic. When replacing observed average
traits by environmental variables, the generality and predictive
ability depends on one's empirical ability to predict these average
values. Finally, maximizing rather than minimizing entropy given
constraints is justified by axioms of information theory and is
not an ecological assumption.
%K MULTIPLE CORRELATION-COEFFICIENT; INFORMATION THEORY
%# brugerolles
%F ShipleyVileGarnier2007
%3 BibTeX type = ARTICLE