Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Watt, Alexander Stuart (Scotland-England
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A. S. Watt is most remembered for his strikingly successful address "Pattern
and Process in the Plant Community," which related mosaic conditions of
community growth to dynamic cyclic processes in the environment. Watt
already had built up a considerable reputation for his earlier studies
on British woodlands, which relayed his interest both in the mechanics
of community development and their causal basis; e.g., as related to the
competitive strategies of dominant species, and correlations with particular
--born near Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 21 June 1892.
--1913: B.A. and B.Sc., Aberdeen University
--1915-1916: lecturer in forest botany and forest zoology, Aberdeen University
--1916-1918: serves in World War I
--1919: B.A., Cambridge University
--1923: Ph.D., Cambridge University
--1929: made lecturer in forestry, Cambridge University
--1932-1935, 1937-1940: council member, British Ecological Society
--1933-1959: lecturer in botany, Cambridge University
--1938-1949: honorary treasurer, British Ecological Society
--1946-1947: president, British Ecological Society
--1947: publishes "Pattern
and Process in the Plant Community" in the Journal of Ecology
--1950: takes sabbatical in Australia
--1955: publishes "Bracken
versus Heather, A Study in Plant Sociology" in the Journal of
--1957: made a fellow of the Royal Society
--1963: visiting professor at the University of Colorado
--1965: visiting professor at the University of Khartoum
--1975: receives the gold medal of the Linnean Society
--dies at Cambridge, England, on 2 March 1985.
--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 57 (2004).
of Ecology, Vol. 74(1) (1986): 297-300.
--Journal of Vegetation
Science, Vol. 7(1): 19-28.
--Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol.
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