Eugene Odum

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Birthday
17, 1913
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Aug 10, 2002 (88)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1913
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Aug 10, 2002 (88)

About

University of George biologist who led breakthrough research in the still undeveloped field of ecology. He also coined the term 'ecosystem.'

Before Fame

Taking advantage of the U.S. government's interest in surveying the ecology of the sites where they were planning nuclear installations, he led school-sponsored ecological research.

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His research found that ecosystems depend on the symbiosis between its various parts: his famous phrase, 'the ecosystem is greater than the sum of its parts' inscribed on the UGA Ecology Building.

Family Life

He grew up in Athens, Georgia, where his father Howard Washington Odum was on the faculty of the University of Georgia.

Associated With

Lawrence Slobodkin was another well-known ecologist, who also helped further the science.

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