The strategy of ecosystem development.

@article{Odum1969TheSO,
  title={The strategy of ecosystem development.},
  author={Eugene P. Odum},
  journal={Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={164 3877},
  pages={
          262-70
        }
}
  • E. Odum
  • Published 18 April 1969
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
The principles of ecological succession bear importantly on the relationships between man and nature. The framework of successional theory needs to be examined as a basis for resolving man’s present environmental crisis. Most ideas pertaining to the development of ecological systems are based on descriptive data obtained by observing changes in biotic communities over long periods, or on highly theoretical assumptions; very few of the generally accepted hypotheses have been tested… 

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