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On banksia woodlands and physics envy

26-Jun-2017

[‘Ecosystem’] is not more complex than we think; it is more complex than we can think.” Frank Egler, 1986.

Ecology isn’t rocket science — it’s much harder. Stephen Carpenter, 2002.

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, several prominent ecologists grappled with ‘physics envy’. The twentieth century had seen great progress in the fields of physics, chemistry and genetics. Ecology, they feared, just wasn’t keeping up, despite the adoption of the rigorous experimental methods used in these fields. More>>


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    Viki Cramer   PhD BSc
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