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On the history of population dynamics of territorial species

I am interested in the historical priority in population biology, essays or monographs, discussing the concept of territoriality prior to 1950. What is it? In the early 18th century discussions of ...
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How did the discovery of the platypus affect Linneaus' taxonomy?

I heard there was a lot of controversy in the royal scientific societies when the first specimens of platypus were shown. How did this affect the taxonomy of animals used at the time, if at all? Has ...
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Raymond Cattell and History of Personality Traits Prior 1947

I find that papers reference Raymond Cattell suggesting 16 or 22, etc, traits, by factor analysis (basically regression), including all five of the modern reproducible traits (openness to experience, ...
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What were the original techniques used to study CAM (Crassulacean acid metabolism) plants? Who first employed these methods?

In biology and botany, there is extensive research concerning the nature of different plant types and their methods of respiration and nutrient intake. How were CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) ...
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Why was brood parasitism known about in the middle ages?

The Wikipedia article on Cuckold indicates that the biological phenomenon of brood parasitism was known in the middle ages. (I suspect it may have been known in other cultures as well, but I can't say ...
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Coverage of a topic by scientific research through time

I'm interesting of how scientific research covers a specific topic in a time. Scientific field: biology, cellulosic ethanol production Like: ...