Ernst Walter Mayr. 5 July 1904 — 3 February 2005

@article{Bock2006ErnstWM,
  title={Ernst Walter Mayr. 5 July 1904 — 3 February 2005},
  author={W. Bock},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2006},
  pages={167 - 187}
}
  • W. Bock
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Ernst Walter Mayr was a person of the twentieth century, having missed only a few years at the beginning of that century and lived into a few years of the twenty–first. He was a naturalist all of his life which established the foundation for his career as an evolutionary biologist. Often called the ‘Darwin of the twentieth century’, Ernst Mayr was clearly one of the best–known evolutionary biologists of his time, being one of the major architects of the modern evolutionary synthesis of 1937–48… Expand
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  • W. Bock
  • Medicine
  • Acta biotheoretica
  • 2017
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It is concluded that Ernst Mayr meets Futuyma's definition of a naturalist as "a person who is inexhaustibly fascinated by biological diversity, and who does not view organisms merely as models, or vehicles of theory but, rather, as the thing that excites the authors' admiration and their desire for knowledge, understanding, and preservation". Expand
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On the occasion of Ernst Mayr's recent passing, it is interesting to examine his career with two themes in mind: (1) the role of accidental events that fell his way and how he responded to them, andExpand
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Ernst Mayr's contributions to 20th century biology extend far beyond his defense of certain elements in evolutionary theory. At the center of mid-century efforts in American evolutionary studies toExpand
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