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Odum, EugeneP. (1913–2002)An American ecologist who worked mainly at the University of Georgia. He pioneered the study of ecosystems, population dynamics, and ecological energetics, and has a particular interest in wetland ecology, resource use, and ornithology. His Fundamentals of Ecology (first edition published in 1953) has been widely used for many years.

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University of Georgia, at Athens, Ga.; land-grant and state-supported; coeducational; chartered 1785 as the first state-supported university in the United States, opened 1801. The university's library contains the DeRenne and Moore collections of Georgiana and a large mathematics collection.