A theory of heterogeneity?

Are Scale, Perspective, and Heterogeneity Unifying Ecology Science?

Last week during a roundtable the visiting scholar challenged us, as scientists in the geospatial realm, to think about the theory underlying our studies. They specifically mentioned further development of a “theory of heterogeneity.” I think that heterogeneity/homogeneity (dis/similarity) is a concept that transcends disciplines of science. The terms are two sides of the same coin, or maybe the same side of a one-sided coin – it depends on which one you want to measure. Continue reading