The history of ecology: Achievements and opportunities, part one

  title={The history of ecology: Achievements and opportunities, part one},
  author={Frank N. Egerton},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • F. Egerton
  • Published 1983
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Among ecologists, historians of science, and environmentalists there is growing interest in the history of ecology. The editor of the Journal of the History ol Biology therefore requested that I write a new bibliographic essay to supplement the one published in 1977. My earlier essay, which covered relevant writings from ancient to recent times, concentrated on general ecology and population ecology. The present article, limited to the 19th and 20th centuries, covers the general history of… 

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