(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Nature’s clothing and spontaneous generation? The observations of Thoreau and Dureau de la Malle on plant succession

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


Frederick E. Clements is known as a key figure in the development of plant succession concepts but earlier arguments over the "spontaneous generation" of plants illustrate the critical relationship between theory and observation. The observations of Thoreau (1860) and Dureau de la Malle (1825) provide good examples of the way in which the theory-observation relationships are contextualized in the prevailing orthodoxies of the time


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no5 [pp. 707-714]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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