Defining ecological buffer mechanisms should consider diverse approaches
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In their response letter, Gascoigne et al. propose a relevant approach to characterizing ecological buffer mechanisms, akin to the study of buffer mechanisms in chemistry . Their chemistry-inspired viewpoint enables them to pinpoint opportunities for further advances in the population buffering framework. We welcome the authors' response and concur with their belief that ecology stands to gain significantly from increased crosstalk with chemistry and other more mechanistic, first-principles-driven fields of natural sciences.