Toward a more holistic ecology, and science: the contribution of H.T. Odum

@article{Patten2004TowardAM,
  title={Toward a more holistic ecology, and science: the contribution of H.T. Odum},
  author={Bernard C. Patten},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={93},
  pages={597-602}
}
ConclusionFor the abovementioned reasons, and with all due respect to the scholarship of Mansson and McGlade, who display a deep knowledge of thermodynamics and ecology, I cannot agree that Odum's use of energy concepts is “wholly discredited”. Refinements from microscopic thermodynamics may not have been faithfully carried along in his work, but does ecology really need these? Remember — the “meal test”.Having tussled with ecological complexity myself, I stand in awe of this man who has faced… 

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