I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again. Ecologists need to be better trained in statistical analysis. The lead author is a graduate student (nothing wrong with that) who used a logistic regression model. If Malachi (the lead author) had used a power analysis, he could more effectively state if his results are repeatable. Don’t forget, we’re in the middle of a reproducibility crisis in science (including ecology), with seminal studies being questioned (see 10.1371/journal.pone.0037785 ).