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By John W. Kress
Within the 20th century, scientists within the rather new box of biology performed a huge function in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, lack of species variety, habitat fragmentation, scarce power assets, and human inhabitants development. within the essays present in a brand new Century of Biology, many of the world's so much impressive biologists contemplate how their self-discipline needs to evolve to deal with those difficulties within the twenty-first century.
The subsequent 100 years, the members argue, will be ruled through breakthroughs in evolutionary biology and structures ecology; by means of an elevated want for scientists to combine learn, instructing, and repair missions; and via problem-solving ventures on larger spatial and temporal scales. simply because human task and elevated inhabitants will proceed to have a profound impression at the atmosphere, biologists needs to outline an efficient approach for integrating the organic sciences with international economics and human social structure.
The 11 members are leaders within the fields of ecology, and evolution, morphology, and improvement, habit, microbiology, environment energetics and biogeochemistry, biodiversity and conservation biology, and human sciences. whereas acknowledging the true difficulties their self-discipline needs to tackle, they give an confident schedule for the long run.
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Don’t worry . . SYLVIA. (in close-up with a faraway look in her eyes looking offscreen) I feel like I did one time when I was small, awful scared and lonesome. I’d wandered off. I’ve forgotten why (cuts to closeup of Forrester removing his glasses as he listens). But the family and whole crowds of neighbors were hunting for me (cuts back to close-up of Sylvia). They found me in a church. I was afraid to go in any place else (with a small smile). I stayed right by that door, praying for the one who loved me best to come find me (another brief smile that then turns to realization and grief ).
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A New Century of Biology by John W. Kress