Allied Sciences and Fundamental Problems:C.C. Adams and the Search for Method in Early AmericanEcology

  title={Allied Sciences and Fundamental Problems:C.C. Adams and the Search for Method in Early AmericanEcology},
  author={Juan Ilerbaig},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • Juan Ilerbaig
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Biology
AbstractHistorians of American ecology see early ecologists' advocacy of the experimental method as an example that illustrates how turn-of-the-century American biology favored manipulative methods of study. Historians have begun to show how the belief in the superiority of interventionist methods was only one of the reasons behind this trend, in addition to pragmatism and the need for legitimizaton. This paper contributes to the examination of such methodological issues in ecology through a… 

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