We are grateful for another insightful and positive review of Observation and Ecology. Quentin Groom of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium gives a nice overview of the book and makes a strong case for observational approaches, noting that:
If you are already a multidisciplinary or observation-based ecologist,
this book will legitimize your work. If not, it should give you
some reasons to expand your outlook and encourage you to accept
observation-based research as ‘‘real’’ science.
I liked that this review also revealed how the reader felt while reading the book. We had wanted to write a book that got people excited about where we are at in science, and at least for Quentin Groom, we succeeded:
Accustomed as I am to reading manuals, reports and scientific
publications, it was a pleasure to read about science in a style that
is both informative and inspiring. This book succinctly, and with
great enthusiasm, makes the case for observational research in
Thank you, Quentin!