Here are some published articles where I have expressed opinions on how science should be conducted, and how it should be used to guide conservation.

  1. Keddy, P. A. 2020. World Floristic Regions for Teaching Botany and Plant Ecology. Canadian Botanical Association Bulletin 53 (3): 13-14. (December 2020).
  2. Keddy, P. A. 2019. Green Gems of Lanark County. The Lanark Era, p 11, 13. (5 November 2019).
  3. Keddy, P. A. 2019. Don’t Move to the Country to Build Your Dream Home. The Ottawa Citizen.
  4. Keddy, P. A. 2008. Cypress logging and the Louisiana Coast.  The Ponchatoula Times. (Download PDF
  5. Keddy, P. A. 2007. Recognizing Tibet. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1(5): 10.
  6. Keddy. P. A. 2007. Why did looters leave the books in Wal-Mart?  Review of Evolutionary Ecology of Plant–plant Interactions: an Empirical Modeling Approach. (C. Damgaard. 2004. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, Denmark ). Annals of Botany 99: 372-374. (Download PDF)
  7. Keddy, P. A. 2006. The impacts of hurricanes upon long-term research: a note from Louisiana . Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 37(1): 24-25. (Download PDF)
  8. Keddy, P. 2005. Putting the Plants Back into Plant Ecology: Six Pragmatic Models for Understanding and Conserving Plant Diversity. Annals of Botany 96: 177-189. (Download PDF)
  9. Keddy, P. 2005. Milestones in Ecological Thought — A Canon for Plant Ecology. Journal of Vegetation Science 16: 145-150. (Download PDF)
  10. Keddy, P. A. 2004. Plants Matter. Review of The Ecology of Plants (J.Gurevitch, S. M. Scheiner and G. A. Fox. 2002. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts ). The Quarterly Review of Biology 79: 55-59.
  11. P. Keddy. 2003. Nature and Ego. The Dot 1(4): 24-25. (Download PDF)
  12. Keddy, P. 2001. A Place in Space. Review of Savannas, Barrens, and Rock Outcrop Plant Communities of North America ( Anderson , R.C., J.S. Fralish and J.M. Baskin. 1999. Cambridge University Press) and North American Terrestrial Vegetation (M.G. Barbour and W.D. Billings (eds). 2000. Cambridge University Press). American Journal of Botany 88: 960-962. (Download PDF)
  13. Keddy, P. A. and G. P. Shaffer. 2000. Review of Status and Trends of the Nation’s Biological Resources. (M. J. Mac, P. A. Opler, C. E. Puckett-Haecker and P. D. Doran (eds.), 1998, United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.) Wetlands 20: 565-566.
  14. Keddy. P. 1998. Review of Null Models in Ecology (N.J. Gotelli and G. R. Graves. 1996. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington). The Canadian Field-Naturalist 112: 752-754. (Download PDF)
  15. Keddy, P. 1998. Pigeonholing plants. Review of Plant Functional Types (eds. T. M. Smith, H. H. Shugart and F. I. Woodward (eds). 1997. Cambridge University Press). Trends in Plant Science 3: 241-242. (Download PDF)
  16. Keddy. P. 1998. Review of Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia in Human Evolution and Development (S. R. Kellert. 1997. Island Press, WashingtonD.C. ). The Quarterly Review of Biology 73: 544-545. (Download PDF)
  17. Keddy, P. 1997. Review of Ecological Versatility and Community Ecology (R. C. MacNally, 1995. Cambridge University Press, New York ) The Quarterly Review of Biology 72: 223-224.
  18. Keddy, P. 1994. Review of Keeping All the Pieces: Perspectives on Natural History and the Environment (W. Gibbons. 1993. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington). The Quarterly Review of Biology 69: 541-542. (Download PDF)
  19. Keddy, P. 1994. Introduction: Why a special issue of Biological Conservation devoted to coastal plain wetlands? (Guest Editor) Biological Conservation 68: 199-200.
  20. Keddy, P. 1994. Turn over a new leaf in forestry. The Ottawa Citizen. May 24, 1994.
  21. Keddy, P. A. 1994. Applications of the Hertzsprung-Russell star chart to ecology: reflections on the 21st birthday of Geographical Ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9: 231-234. (Download PDF)
  22. Keddy, P. 1994. Wetlands protection deserves support. The Ottawa Citizen. April 18, 1994.
  23. Keddy, P. 1993. On the distinction between Ad Hominid and Ad Hominem and its relevance to ecological research: a reply to Scheiner. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 74: 383-385. (Download PDF)
  24. Keddy, P. A. 1993. When the meaning is the message. New Scientist 140 (23 October): 46.
  25. Keddy, P. A. 1993. Thoughts on a review of a critique for ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 73: 234-236. (Download PDF)
  26. Keddy, P. A. 1992. To Study a Living Planet. Why can we send people to the moon, yet not be able to predict cod stocks? The Ottawa Citizen (Op Ed page) (Friday July 10) page A11. (Download PDF)
  27. Keddy, P. A. 1992. Misplaced Support: Abundant deer signal envionmental problems. Kitchener-Waterloo Record (Tuesday December 29).
  28. Keddy, P. A. 1991. Reviewing a Festschrift: What are we doing with our scientific lives? Review of Diversity and Pattern in Scientific Communities (During, H. J. et al. 1998. SPB Academic Publishing. The Hague ). The Journal of Vegetation Science 2: 419-424. (Download PDF)
  29. Keddy, P. A. 1991. Forward towards the machine guns, lads! -A reply to E.I. Newman. British Ecological Society Bulletin Vol XXII(1): 15-17. (Download PDF)
  30. Keddy, P. A. 1990. Is mutualism really irrelevant to ecology? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 71: 101-102. (Download PDF)
  31. Keddy, P. A. 1987. Beyond reductionism and scholasticism in plant community ecology. Vegetatio 69: 209-211. (Download PDF)
  32. Keddy, P. A. 1983. Between land and water. Land. A newsletter published by Lands Directorate, Environment Canada. 4 (1): 3-4.
  33. Keddy, P. A. 1982. The Pesticide Lobby: Exploiting the Starving Millions. Canadian Forum LXII (717): 26-27.
  34. Keddy, P. A. 1976. Destruction of Martinique beach imminent. The Chronicle Herald (Opinion page, Saturday July 24, Halifax, Nova Scotia) page 7. (Download PDF)