Nothing sucks seeds like succession: how a 17th Century Irish Archbishop invented modern ecology

If one could choose from among the several notable Irish William Kings who might possibly serve as first recorder of a hypothesis on the development of bog vegetation you might choose wrongly.  The three candidates: William King soldier and politician, William King, geologist and natural scientist, and William  King, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Justice…. I will give you a moment to reflect on your choices.  Tick-tock.

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Professor of Environmental Science
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