September 18: A Pioneering Ecologist

Bronx-born Lawrence Slobodkin, a professor at SUNY Stony Brook who founded the school’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology and helped develop ecology into a modern, mathematically-attuned science, died at 81 on this date in 2009. “One of his most influential books, Growth and Regulation of Animal Populations (1961),” wrote Carol Kaesuk Yoon in a […]

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