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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 947103, 12 pages
Research Article

Trait-Environment Relationships and Tiered Forward Model Selection in Linear Mixed Models

1Biometris, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 100, 6700 AC Wageningen, The Netherlands
2Ecosystem Management Research Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1c, 2610 Antwerpen, Belgium

Received 23 December 2011; Revised 1 April 2012; Accepted 2 April 2012

Academic Editor: Jean Clobert

Copyright © 2012 Tahira Jamil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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