• Publications
  • Influence
Changing Concepts of the Balance of Nature
  • F. Egerton
  • Environmental Science
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 June 1973
TLDR
Balance-of-nature concepts apparently have receded in importance with the rise of ecological specialization, probably because ecologists have developed more precise concepts of productivity and ecosystem can serve about the same explanatory functions.
Humboldt, Darwin, and population
  • F. Egerton
  • Biology
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 1970
TLDR
It now seems clear that Humboldt not only inspired Darwin to make a voyage of exploration, but also provided him with his basic orientation concerning how and what to observe and how to write about it.
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