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Authors in Ornithology

Last update: 08-May-2012

This section contains short biographies of scientists and authors who have published works which are important for ornithological nomenclature. Every account includes a bibliography of nomenclaturally relevant works. Usually I have given only those biographical details which relate to ornithology, such as

  • the authors education, profession, personal background
  • extent of personal experience with birds
  • travels at which he observed or collected birds or had the opportunity to visit the collections of others
  • existence of personal collections, and their whereabouts
  • contacts to other contemporary ornithologists
  • comments on the conceptual and theoretical basis underlying the authors taxonomic and/or nomenclatural decisions

and so on. The portraits are usually taken from Wikipedia. 

Of course, like everything else on this website, this is a work in progress. Any suggestions are welcome.