Research perspectives and the anomalous status of modern ecology

Biology and Philosophy 4 (4):433-455 (1989)
Ecology has often been characterized as an immature scientific discipline. This paper explores some of the sources of this alleged immaturity. I argue that the perception of immaturity results primarily from the fact that historically ecologists have based their work upon two very different approaches to research.
Keywords ecology  discipline  perspectives
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 14,816
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
William C. Kimler (1986). Advantage, Adaptiveness, and Evolutionary Ecology. Journal of the History of Biology 19 (2):215 - 233.

View all 8 references

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

18 ( #146,966 of 1,707,759 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

4 ( #160,112 of 1,707,759 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.