Basic Ecological Principles as Related to Population Explosion

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dc.creator Gilbert, Gareth E. en_US 2005-10-01T02:27:13Z 2005-10-01T02:27:13Z 1968-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v68 n4 (July, 1968), 214-218 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Botany, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 en_US
dc.description.abstract The serious human problems related to the population explosion are human ecological problems, and their solutions require judicious use of basic ecological principles. Most unfortunately, however, such principles are frequently either unknown, or not utilized, by those in authority within our world societies. A few of these principles are herein discussed, especially as they relate to the establishment of organic communities. The initial establishment of such communities is characterized by stresses so great and varied that death is the rule and survival the exception. A world-wide human community is currently being established and, if man again follows his animal instincts, he will experience death on a scale beyond current imagination. It is therefore proposed that a massive ecological research program be established concerning man of planet earth. Hopefully such a program would provide a sufficient understanding of man that he would develop in a constructive rather than a destructive manner. en_US
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dc.title Basic Ecological Principles as Related to Population Explosion en_US