Haeckel, Darwin, and Ecology

  title={Haeckel, Darwin, and Ecology},
  author={Robert C. Stauffer},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={138 - 144}
INTRODUCTION T H HE TERM ecology was invented by a theoretical morphologist who was not a distinguished student of ecology and who was outspokenly hostile to one of the most significant programs of ecological research of his day, the controversial but influential pioneering venture to establish plankton studies on a quantitative basis. This paradox of the position of Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) in the history of ecology poses the problem for this paper. Haeckel's major contributions may be best… 
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