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Elton’s Ecologists

A History of the Bureau of Animal Population

From its creation by Charles Elton in 1932 to its demise when he retired in 1967, the Bureau of Animal Population at Oxford was a mecca for ecologists from around the world. Crowcroft provides an anecdotal history of this small research institute that so strongly influenced the development of modern animal ecology.

"[This] is a very good account of the work and personal interactions of a group that played an important part in the development of animal ecology in the period 1930-60."—John Krebs, TREE

198 pages | 39 halftones, 1 map, 2 figures, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1991

Biological Sciences: Ecology

History of Science

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Park
1. The Birth of the Bureau
2. The Early Years: 1932-1938
3. The War Against Waste: 1939-1945
4. In a College Garden: 1947-1951
5. In a Botanic Garden: 1952-1967
6. In Wytham Woods
7. The End of the Bureau
8. The Bureau Experience
Appendix 1: List of Staff and Principal Visitors
Appendix 2: List of Doctoral Theses
Appendix 3: List of Summer Students
Appendix 4: Elton’s Diary of Events for 1949-1952

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