Leonty Ramensky

Leonty Ramensky

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leonty Grigoryevich Ramensky ( June 16 [O.S. June 6] 1884 - January 27, 1953) was a Russian plant ecologist who conceived several important ideas that were overlooked in the West and later 're-invented' by western scientists. He graduated from the Petrograd University in 1916 and obtained a Ph.D. in biology in 1935. From 1911 to 1928 he worked in the Research Institute of the Voronezh Gouvernement (now Voronezh State University) and from 1928 in the State Grassland Institute (later All-union Scientific Research Institute of Forages dedicated to V.R.Williams). Ramensky was a proponent of the view that biotic communities consist of species behaving individualistically (much like Henry Gleason in the U.S.A.). This was in strong contrast to the prevailing view of communities as super-organisms, held by the powerful V.N.Sukachov and his consorts (much like Frederic Clements in the U.S.A.). Hence, Ramensky was marginalized within the Russian scientific community and was only posthumously rehabilitated by Russian ecologists. Much later, the significance of his ideas was discovered by ecologists in the West.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 613571063X
  • 9786135710632