What Makes an Ecological Icon

  title={What Makes an Ecological Icon},
  author={Aaron M. Ellison},
  journal={Bulletin of The Ecological Society of America},
  • A. Ellison
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Sociology
  • Bulletin of The Ecological Society of America
Progress in science occurs as new theories are developed and subsequently revised in light of em‐ pirical data that challenge hypotheses derived from the theories. Scientific theories and hypotheses are developed, and data are collected, by individuals (and collaborative groups); their ideas and results are disseminated to the broader community in pub‐ lications, both technical and non‐technical. Some of these individuals become icons; their work is well known and they achieve recognition for… 
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