A succession of paradigms in ecology: Essentialism to materialism and probabilism

@article{Simberloff2004ASO,
  title={A succession of paradigms in ecology: Essentialism to materialism and probabilism},
  author={Daniel Simberloff},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={43},
  pages={3-39}
}
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