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Community Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 247–248 | Cite as

The ‘emergent property’ of Anand and Li is a mathematical artefact. Emergent properties do not exist

  • J. B. Wilson
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References

  1. Anand, M. and Li, B.L. 2001. Spatiotemporal dynamics in a transition zone: patchiness, scale, and an emergent property. Community Ecol. 2: 161–169.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 2002

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Wilson
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  1. 1.Botany DepartmentUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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