[Coral-List] Disruptive science?
jogden at usf.edu
Thu Apr 25 14:21:31 UTC 2019
Thanks to John W for this intriguing question. Three things come
immediately to mind: (1) Odum and Odum's (1966) paper on measuring the
metabolism of an in situ reef at Enewetak; (2) the many studies showing
the role of herbivores in coral reef ecology; (3) the demonstration of
the role of "top down" control of coral reef communities by predators.
On 4/24/2019 10:56 AM, John Ware via Coral-List wrote:
> Dear List,
> I recently read the following paper in Nature:
> /Wu L, Wang D, Evans JA (2019) Large teams develop and small teams
> disrupt science and technology. Nature 566:378-382/ I began to think
> back on my (limited) involvement with coral reef science. Realizing
> that 'disruptive' is a good thing, what ideas have been 'disruptive'?
> The two that came immediately to mind were Peter Sale's 'lottery
> hypothesis' (Proc. 2nd Coral Reef Symposium: 1974) and Buddemeier and
> Fautin's Adaptive Bleaching Hypothesis (BioScience 1993). I am
> curious: What other big ones did I miss? John
John C. Ogden, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology
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Email: jogden at usf.edu
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