Evolution into ecology? The strategy of warming's ecological plant geography

  title={Evolution into ecology? The strategy of warming's ecological plant geography},
  author={William Coleman},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • W. Coleman
  • Published 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the History of Biology
From an ecological point of view, probably the major feature of Darwin's account of natural selection is the critical shift of perspective that marked his work after 1856. Having discovered the intimate connection between population pressure and species multiplication or divergence, Darwin moved the emphasis of his argument toward biotic factors and away from abiotic factors in evolutionary change. There remains, however, a widespread presumption that the Darwinian scheme was intrinsically… 

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