Community ecology is a confusing field, confounded by the interchangeable use of many fundamental terms.
Recently, a group of graduate students and I discussed this strange paradigm and thought we would see what people’s own interpretations were.
If you have a spare 5 minutes while drinking your morning coffee, please could you fill out this short (4 question!) poll asking you to give your definition for; ‘community’, ‘assemblage’, ‘guild’ and ‘ensemble’. It will be cool to see how people’s opinions differ!