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Martin Israel

Martin Israel (30 April 1927 – 23 October 2007) was an English pathologist, Anglican priest, spiritual director and the author of numerous books on Christian life and teaching.

Maria Gordon

Dame Maria Matilda Gordon DBE (née Ogilvie; 30 April 1864 – 24 June 1939), known as May Ogilvie Gordon, was an eminent Scottish geologist and palaeontologist. She was the first women to be awarded a Doctor of Science from University of London and the first woman to be awarded a PhD from the University of Munich. She was also a supporter and campaigner for the rights and equality of children and women.

Malcolm Ogilvie

Dr Malcolm Alexander Ogilvie is a British ornithologist and freelance natural history author and consultant. One of his areas of expertise is wildfowl.
Ogilvie was formerly a research scientist with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 1960-1986, also editing their journal, Wildfowl, 1966-1986. Until 1997 he was a member of the British Birds editorial board and a contributor to the handbook The Birds of the Western Palearctic. He has been a fully qualified bird ringer since 1958. He is a past regional representative for the British Trust for Ornithology, and the vice-county plant recorder for South Ebudes for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Ogilvie has been resident on the island of Islay since 1986. He is married to Carol and has two daughters, Isla and Heather.

Asa Fitch

Dr. Asa Fitch (February 24, 1809 – April 8, 1879) was a natural historian and entomologist from Salem, New York.

Bobb Schaeffer

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Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse MBE (born 20 November 1929), née Chichester-Clark, is a British garden writer, designer, lecturer and television presenter.

Catharine Parr Traill

Catharine Parr Traill (born Strickland; 9 January 1802 – 29 August 1899) was an English-Canadian author and naturalist who wrote about life as a settler in Canada. In the 1830s much of Canada was still unexplored. There were hardly any universities, and scientists were more interested in practical subjects as as agriculture and mining than in theoretical research. Traill is important because she pioneered investigations into Canada’s natural history and, through her writing, opened Canada up for English readers.

Kenneth Williamson

Kenneth Williamson (1914 – 14 June 1977) was a British ornithologist who had a strong association with Scotland and with bird migration.
Williamson was born in Bury Lancashire. From 1941-1945 he served with the British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II, in 1944 marrying Esther Louise Rein of Tórshavn with whom he had a daughter Hervor and son Robin. From 1948-1957 he was Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory. Subsequently he became a Senior Research Officer with the British Trust for Ornithology and from 1958-1963 he was editor of the journal Bird Migration. From 1959-1963 he served on the British Birds Rarities Committee.
On 2 February 1959 Williamson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Thaddeus William Harris

Thaddeus William Harris (November 12, 1795 – January 16, 1856) was an American entomologist and botanist. For the last few years of his life Harris was the librarian of Harvard University.

William Warde Fowler

William Warde Fowler (16 May 1847 – 15 June 1921) was an English historian and ornithologist, and tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford. He was best known for his works on ancient Roman religion.

Julian Davies

Julian Edmund Davies FRS is a British microbiologist, professor emeritus, and Principal Investigator of the Davies Lab, at University of British Columbia.
Small Talk: Signalling in the Microbial World, Madison Wisconsin, November 23, 2015

John Richard Spence

John Richard Spence’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Elliott Coues

Elliott Coues (/ˈkaʊz/; September 9, 1842 – December 25, 1899) was an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist and author.

Alexander William Francis Banfield

Alexander William Francis Banfield, Frank Banfield, A. W. F, Banfield, was one of the small group of early Canadian mammalogists who worked with Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and the National Museum of Canada. His research and publications appeared repeatedly in publications on mammals in Canada. and in 1974 he published his book Mammals of Canada. His 1961 article “A Revision of the Reindeer and Caribou, Genus Rangifer” in the National Museum of Canada’s Bulletin continues to be widely cited today in discussions on subspecies and ecotypes of caribou.

Thomas D. Brock

Thomas Dale Brock (born September 10, 1926) is an American microbiologist known for his discovery of hyperthermophiles living in hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. In the late 1960s, Brock discovered high-temperature bacteria living in the Great Fountain region of Yellowstone, and with his colleague Hudson Freeze, they isolated a sample they named Thermus aquaticus. “Life at High Temperatures”, a 1967 article summarizing his research, was published in the journal Science and led to the study of extremophiles, organisms that live in extreme environments. By 1976, T. aquaticus was found useful for artificially amplifying DNA segments. Brock’s discoveries led to great progress in biology, contributed to new developments in medicine and agriculture, and helped create the new field of biotechnology.

John Henry Gurney Jr.

John Henry Gurney Jr. (1848–1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family.

John Cushnie

John Alexander Montgomery Cushnie (14 May 1943 – 31 December 2009) was a landscape designer, author, journalist, and broadcaster in the United Kingdom, best known as a regular panellist on the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time.

Peter Dodson

Peter Dodson is an American paleontologist who has published many papers and written and collaborated on books about dinosaurs. An authority on Ceratopsians, he has also authored several papers and textbooks on hadrosaurs and sauropods, and is a co-editor of The Dinosauria, widely considered the definitive scholarly reference on dinosaurs. Dodson described Avaceratops in 1986; Suuwassea in 2004, and many others, while his students have named Paralititan and Auroraceratops. He has conducted field research in Canada, the United States, India, Madagascar, Egypt, Argentina, and China. A professor of vertebrate paleontology and of veterinary anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dodson has also taught courses in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies. Dodson is also a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences. In 2001, two former students named an ancient frog species, Nezpercius dodsoni, after him (as well as after the Native American Nez Perce people). Dodson has also been skeptical to the theory of a dinosaurian origin of birds, but more recently has come down on the side of this theory.

C. S. Holling

Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling, OC FRSC (born December 6, 1930) is a Canadian ecologist, and Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida. Holling is one of the conceptual founders of ecological economics.

Dean Conant Worcester

Dean Conant Worcester, D.Sc.(hon.), FRGS (October 1, 1866 – May 2, 1924) was an American zoologist, public official, and authority on the Philippines, born at Thetford, Vermont, and educated at the University of Michigan (A.B., 1889). He first went to the Philippines in 1887 as a junior member of a scientific expedition, and built a controversial career in the early American colonial government beginning in 1899 based upon his experience in the country. He served as the influential Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands until 1913 when he began focusing on his business interests. He died in the Philippines having organized and managed businesses that included coconut farming and processing, cattle raising and a maritime shipping line.

Doris Mable Cochran

Doris Mable Cochran (May 18, 1898 – May 22, 1968) was an American herpetologist and custodian of the American Natural Collection at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for many years.

Andrew John Berger

Andrew John Berger (August 30, 1915 – July 4, 1995) was an American ornithologist from the American Museum of Natural History.

Joel Asaph Allen

Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist, mammalogist and ornithologist.
He became the first president of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the first curator of birds and mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, and the first head of that museum’s Department of Ornithology.
He is remembered for Allen’s rule, which states that the bodies of endotherms (warm-blooded animals) vary in shape with climate, having increased surface area in hot climates to lose heat, and minimized surface area in cold climates, to conserve heat.

John Henry Comstock

John Henry Comstock (February 24, 1849 – March 20, 1931) was an eminent researcher in entomology and arachnology and a leading educator. His work provided the basis for classification of butterflies, moths, and scale insects.