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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Effects of insect herbivory on induced chemical defences and compensation during early plant development in <i>Penstemon virgatus</i>

Carolina Quintero and M. Deane Bowers.

in Annals of Botany

August 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology. 7126 words.

Background and Aims

The lack of studies assessing the simultaneous expression of tolerance and resistance traits during seedling development and overall...

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Peter Greig-Smith

Exequiel Ezcurra.

in Ecology

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7518 words.

The postwar period, and especially the 1950s, saw a rising quest for a truly quantitative approach to community ecology. Community description to that point had been predominantly...

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Charles Elton

Daniel Simberloff.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6627 words.

Charles Elton (b. 1900–d. 1991) was a towering figure in ecology in general and animal ecology in particular. Although there were antecedents, he was a chief architect of the concept of the...

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G. Evelyn Hutchinson

David K. Skelly.

in Ecology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5815 words.

George Evelyn Hutchinson (b. 13 January 1903–d. 17 May 1991) was one of the foremost figures in ecology during the 20th century. Raised in Cambridge, England, he attended university there...

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Rachel Carson

David K. Hecht.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8109 words.

Rachel Carson (b. 1907–d. 1964) was an American nature writer whose books played a major role in shaping and popularizing the modern environmental movement. Carson was born in Springdale,...

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Victor Shelford

Sara Tjossem.

in Ecology

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 4346 words.

Victor Ernest Shelford (b. 1877–d. 1968) was instrumental in the establishment and development of ecology as a new experimental science at the turn of the 20th century. Ecology drew on the...

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Sir Arthur Tansley

Laura J. Cameron.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3383 words.

Arthur George Tansley (b. 1871–d. 1955) was one of the 20th century’s most eminent ecologists and was key to the discipline’s professionalization. Knighted in 1950, Sir Arthur was known to...

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Antarctic Environments and Ecology

Roberto Bargagli.

in Ecology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8652 words.

Greek philosophers suggested the existence of a southern landmass (Antarktikos) to “balance” the weight of lands known to exist in the Northern Hemisphere (under the constellation of...

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Aldo Leopold

Curt Meine.

in Ecology

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 18035 words.

Aldo Leopold (b. 1887–d. 1948) is best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There (Leopold 1949, cited under Books). The Almanac was...

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John L. Harper

Roy Turkington.

in Ecology

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 20053 words.

Professor John Lander Harper CBE, FRS (b. May 27, 1925–d. March 22, 2009) revolutionized plant ecology and had perhaps a greater impact on its development as a modern science than any other...

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