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    Holocoen and Ecosystem: On the Origin and Historical Consequences of Two Concepts.Kurt Jax - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (1):113 - 142.
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    Can We Define Ecosystems? On the Confusion Between Definition and Description of Ecological Concepts.Kurt Jax - 2007 - Acta Biotheoretica 55 (4):341-355.
    Sound definitions of its basic concepts are fundamental to every scientific discipline. In some instances, like in the case of the ecosystem concept, the question arises if we can define such concepts at all. And if we can define them, how should we choose from the multiple definitions available? And what are the preconditions for a scientifically sound and useful definition? On the basis of the ecosystem concept, this paper illustrates a major, often neglected distinction in the definition of ecological (...)
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    “„Book Review: Schwarz, Astrid E. (Ed.), Wasserwüste – Mikrokosmos – Ökosystem. Eine Geschichte der “Eroberung” Des Wasserraums [Water Desert – Microcosm – Ecosystem. A History of the, Conquest“ of Aquatic Space]. Freiburg, Rombach-Verlag, 350 Pp., 2003, ISBN 3-7930-9318-. [REVIEW]Kurt Jax - 2005 - Acta Biotheoretica 53 (1):49-51.
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    “Organismic” positions in early German-speaking ecology and its (almost) forgotten dissidents.Kurt Jax - 2020 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 42 (4):1-31.
    In early German ecology, the key concept used to refer to a synecological unit was Biozönose. Taken together with the concept of the Biotop, it was also understood as an integrated higher-order unit of life, sometimes called a “Holozön”. These units were often perceived as having properties similar to those of individual organisms, and they informed the mainstream of German ecology until at least the late 1960s. Here I ask how “organismic” these concepts really were and what conceptual problems they (...)
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    Correction to: “Organismic” positions in early German-speaking ecology and its (almost) forgotten dissidents.Kurt Jax - 2021 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (4):1-2.
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