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Charles Sutherland Elton

(1900—1991) animal ecologist


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(1900–91)

British zoologist and ecologist, who founded the Bureau of Animal Population at Oxford in 1932 and the same year became editor of the new Journal of Animal Ecology. The first zoologist to study animals in relation to their environment, he explored the nature of food chains and studied population fluctuations.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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