A place for critiques and discussions about restoration ecology research, ideas, and practice.
Original contributions by UC Berkeley graduate students as part of the Fall 2010 Environmental Science, Policy, and Management graduate seminar on restoration ecology.
Hubbell, SP. 2006. Neutral Theory and the Evolution of Ecological Equivalence. Ecology. 87 (6): 1387-1398.
This paper provides an excellent concise overview of neutral theory (although it is still a bit dense). Hubbell covers all of the major points of his seminal book (The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, 2001), but in a much briefer and more accessible way. If you'd like a basic understanding of neutral theory but don't want to make it a focus of your research, I highly recommend this paper. The cartoon I've included clearly takes neutral theory to a ridiculous extent... if you don't get it, you'll just have to read the paper!