Stross, R. G. HFDK90F@prodigy.com
DIAPAUSE OFFERS LIFE TO ECOLOGY'S ORGANISMS
Separate approaches in studies of how diapause and other seasonal polymorphisms are regulated produced conflicting conclusions. Analysis of their bases reveals the existence of a taxonomic and a mechanistic organism in ecology and the bio-aquatic complex. Inadequacies of the taxonomic organism are illustrated by the many log-jams that impede progress. Sufficiency of the mechanistic organism is tested by its ability to open new perceptions of ecosystems and to reopen and bring solution to questions long in dispute. However, the demands placed on investigators of the
mechanistic organism, both intellectual and political, are likely to stratify problems and problem solvers.
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: 03:30 - 04:00pm
Location: Hilton of Santa Fe