Darwin-L Message Log 8:30 (April 1994)

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<8:30>From BONN@nickel.laurentian.ca  Tue Apr 12 09:43:45 1994

Date: Tue, 12 Apr 1994 10:39:27 -0500 (EST)
From: "Bonnie Blackwell, (519)253-4232x2502" <BONN@nickel.laurentian.ca>
Subject: Re: "Natural history" vs. "botany": a follow-up
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

To James Mahaffy, actually in Canada (and I suspect the US too), many
of the hard rock schools are becoming decidedly "soft" again as they try
to handle the environmental craze and declining enrolments.  Their
task would certainly have been much easier if they had considered the
ecology of paleontological/paleobotanical systems long ago.  I was lucky.
My paleontological training had a great dose of ecology that considered all
the aspects of the food chain, maybe because we often used modern coral
reef systems as the examples and tried to see the equivalent aspects of
ancient systems.

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