Paleontology and Ecology: Their Common Origins and Later Split

  title={Paleontology and Ecology: Their Common Origins and Later Split},
  author={David M. Wilkinson},
Today paleontology and ecology exist as separate disciplines, however for much of the history of research on these topics that was not the case. The splitting of ‘science’ into multiple discrete disciplines is mainly a product of the nineteenth century – when both paleontology and ecology acquired their names. To provide a historical background to the interrelationship between these two areas I consider four illustrative figures from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century and… Expand

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