Elton's Ecologists

A History of the Bureau of Animal Population

Peter Crowcroft

Elton's Ecologists
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Peter Crowcroft

198 pages | 39 halftones, 1 map, 2 figures, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $72.00 ISBN: 9780226121468 Published February 1991
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226121482 Published February 1991
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
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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