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Ernst Mayr

Ernst MAYR, American professor of biology. numerous awards including Leidy Medal of Academy; Medal of Linnean Society; Medal of N; Medal of American Museum of Natural History 1969; Medal of Science 1970; Medal 1977; Medal, Royal Society; Medal 1986. N.A.S., American Philosophical Society; Royal Society, Academy, des Sciences 1989; of 19 foreign societies.

Background

  • Mayr, Ernst was born on July 5, 1904 in Kempten, Germany. Came to the United States, 1931. Son of Otto and Helene (Pusinelli) Mayr.

  • Education

    • Candidate medical, University Greifswald, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy, University Berlin, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1957.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Yale University, 1959. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Melbourne, 1959. Honorary Doctor of Science, Oxford University, 1966.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, University Munich, 1968. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Paris, 1974. Honorary Doctor of Science, Harvard University, 1980.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Guelph University. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Cambridge, 1982. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Vermont, 1984.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Vienna, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Konstanz, 1994.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), University Bologna, 1995. Doctor of Science (honorary), Rollins College, 1997. Doctor ner. national (honorary), University Berlin, 2000.

    Career

    • Assistant curator zoological museum University Berlin, 1926-1932. Member Rothschild expedition to Dutch New Guinea, 1928, expedition to Mandated Ty. of New Guinea, 1928-1929, Whitney Expedition, 1929-1930. Research associate American Museum Natural History, New York City, 1931-1932, associate curator, 1932-1944, curator, 1944-1953.

      Jesup lecturer Columbia University, 1941. Alexander Agassiz professor zoology Harvard University, 1953-1975, emeritus, 1975—2005. Director Museum Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 1961-1970.

      Messenger lecturer Cornell University, 1985. Hitchcock professor University California, 1987. Honorary fellow Center for Philosophy of Science, University Pittsburgh.

    Works

    • Asi Es La Biologia/ This Is Biology (Referencias) (Spanish Edition)
    • ¿Cuál es el significado real y profundo de la vida? ¿Cómo evolucionan y se desarrollan los organismos? ¿Cómo encaja el hombre en el complejo proceso de la evolución? Toda persona debería tener presente, a la hora de reflexionar sobre el mundo y los seres vivos, los conceptos básicos de la biología moderna: evolución, biodiv
    • Animal Species and Evolution
    • This masterly and long-awaited work is a full exposition, synthesis, summation, and critical evaluation of the present state of man's knowledge about the nature of animal species and of the part they play in the processes of evolution.

    Membership

    President XIII International Ornith. Congress, 1962. Fellow Linnaean Society New York (past secretary editor), American Ornithological Union (president 1956-1959), New York Zoological Society. Member National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Society Zoologists, Society Systematic Zoology (president 1966), Society Study Evolution (secretary 1946, president 1950).

    Honorary or correspondent member Royal Society, Royal Australian, British ornithological unions, Zoological Society London, Society Ornithological France, Royal Society New Zealand, Botanical Gardens Indonesia, South Africa Ornithological Society, Linnean Society London, Deutsche Akademie der naturforsch Leopoldina, Accad. Naz. dei Lincei, Royal Society, Academie des Science, Center for Philosophy of Science (Pittsburgh), Russian Academy of Sciences, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie, New York Academy of Sciences, Darwin Science Berlin, Muelleriana.

    Connections

    • Married Margarete Simon, May 4, 1935 (deceased 1990). Children: Christa E. Menzel, Susanne Harrison.
    • father: Otto Mayr
    • mother: Helene (Pusinelli) Mayr
    • spouse: Margarete Simon
    • children: Christa E. Menzel Mayr
    • Susanne Harrison Mayr
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    Born July 5, 1904
    Died February 3, 2005
    (aged 100)
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    • 1925
      University Greifswald
    • 1926
      University Berlin
    • 1957
      Uppsala University
    • 1959
      Yale University
    • 1959
      University Melbourne
    • 1966
      Oxford University
    • 1968
      University Munich
    • 1974
      University Paris
    • 1980
      Harvard University
    • 1982
      University Cambridge
    • 1984
      University Vermont
    • 1993
      University Massachusetts
    • 1994
      University Vienna
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      University Konstanz
    • 1995
      University Bologna
    • 1997
      Rollins College
    • 1926 - 1932
      Assistant, curator zoological museum University Berlin
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      member, Rothschild expedition to Dutch New Guinea
    • 1928 - 1929
      member, Rothschild expedition to Dutch New Guinea
    • 1929 - 1930
      member, Rothschild expedition to Dutch New Guinea
    • 1931 - 1932
      research associate American Museum Natural History
    • 1932 - 1944
      research associate American Museum Natural History
    • 1941
      Jesup lecturer, Columbia University
    • 1944 - 1953
      research associate American Museum Natural History
    • 1953 - 1975
      Alexander Agassiz professor, zoology Harvard University
    • 1961 - 1970
      director, Museum Comparative Zoology
    • 1975 - 2005
      Alexander Agassiz professor, zoology Harvard University
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      • curator zoological museum University Berlin
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      • Rothschild expedition to Dutch New Guinea
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      • Author: List of New Guinea Birds, 1941, Systematics and the Origin of Species, 1942, Birds of the Southwest Pacific, 1945, Birds of the Philippines, (with Jean Delacour), 1946, Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology, (with E.G. Linsley and R.L. Usinger), 1953, Animal Species and Evolution, 1963, Principles of Systematic Zoology, 1969, second edition, 1991, Populations, Species and Evolution, 1970, Evolution and the Diversity of Life, 1976, (with W. Provine) Evolutionary Synthesis, 1980, Biologie de l'Evolution, 1981, The Growth of Biological Thought, 1982, Toward a New Philosophy of Biology, 1988, One Long Argument, 1991, This is Biology, 1997, What Evolution Is, 2001, (with J. Diamond) The Birds of Northern Melanesia, 2001, What Makes Biology Unique?, 2004. Editor: Evolution, 1947-1949.
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      • book: Birds of Central New Guinea + Birds of Victor Emanuel and Hindenburg Mountains, New Guinea + Birds of the Middle Sepik Region, New Guinea + Annotated List of Birds of the Adelbert Mountains, New Guinea
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      • book: LIST OF NEW GUINEA BIRDS. A Systematic and Faunal List of the Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Islands.
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      • book: List of New Guinea birds;: A systematic and faunal list of the birds of New Guinea and adjacent islands
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      • book: Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist
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      • book: Systematics and the Origin of Species: The Columbia Classics in Evolution Series
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      • book: Systematics and the origin of species, from the viewpoint of a zoologist: With a new introd. by the author
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      • book: Systematics and the origin of species from the view-point of a zoologist (Dover books on biological sciences)
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      • book: Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist by Mayr, Ernst (1999) Paperback
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      • book: Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist. 1964 Edition. Ex-library Edition
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      • book: Birds of the Southwest Pacific;: A field guide to the birds of the area between Samoa, New Caledonia, and Micronesia
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      • book: BIRDS COLLECTED DURING THE WHITNEY SOUTH SEA EXPEDITION. 54, Notes on Some Genera From the Southwest Pacific
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      • book: Birds Collected During the Whitney South Sea Expedition. 54. Notes on Some Genera from the Southwest Pacific, 1944, American Museum Novitates, 1269 : 8 pages.
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      • book: Birds of the Southwest Pacific: A Field Guide to the Birds of the Area Betwen Samoa, New Caledonia, and Micronesia
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      • book: Birds of the Philippines (Pacific World)
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      • book: Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology.
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      • book: Animal Species and Evolution
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press)
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      • book: Animal Species and Evolution, 1965, 797 pages.
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      • book: Animal Species and Evolution by Mayr, Ernst (1963) Hardcover
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      • book: Animal Species and Evolution Hardcover - January 1, 1963
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      • book: Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology.
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press)
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      • book: Population, Species, and Evolution: an Abridgment of Animal Species and Evo Lution;
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      • book: Populations Species and Evolution an Abridgment of Animal Species and Evolution
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      • book: Populations, Species and Evolution by Ernst Mayr (Abridged, 1 Jan 1971) Hardcover
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      • book: Populations, Species and Evolution: An Abridgment of Animal Species and Evolution, 1971, 453 pages.
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgement of Animal Species
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press) Abridged edition by Mayr, Ernst (1970) Paperback
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      • book: Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays
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      • book: The Evolutionary Synthesis: Perspectives on the Unification of Biology, With a New Preface
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      • book: The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance
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      • book: THE GROWTH OF BIOLOGICAL THOUGHT. Diversity, Evolution, And Inheritance.
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      • book: The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance (Belknap Press) First edition by Mayr, Ernst (1982) Hardcover
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      • book: The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance (Belknap Press) Hardcover May 17, 1982
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      • book: Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist
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      • book: Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist First edition by Mayr, Ernst (1988) Hardcover
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      • book: Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist Paperback - October 9, 1989
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      • book: One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought (Questions of Science)
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      • book: One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought (Questions of Science) by Mayr, Ernst published by Harvard University Press [ Paperback ]
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      • book: By Ernst Mayr - One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought (Reprint) (2/13/93)
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      • book: One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought (Questions of Science) by Mayr, Ernst (1993) Paperback
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      • book: One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought (Questions of Science) Hardcover - September 1, 1991
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      • book: This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World
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      • book: The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography
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      • book: BIRDS COLLECTED DURING THE WHITNEY SOUTH SEA EXPEDITION. 55. NOTES ON THE BIRDS OF NORTHERN MELANESIA
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      • book: Birds Collected During the Whitney South Sea Expedition. 55. Notes on the Birds of Northern Melanesia. 1, 1944, American Museum Novitates, 1294 : 12 pages.
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      • book: The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography 1st edition by Mayr, Ernst, Diamond, Jared (2001) Hardcover
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      • book: BIRDS ON ISLANDS IN THE SKY: ORIGIN OF THE MONTANE AVIFAUNA OF NORTHERN MELANESIA
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      • book: NOTES ON THE BIRDS OF NORTHERN MELANESIA
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      • book: NOTES ON THE BIRDS OF NORTHERN MELANESIA. 3 PASSERES
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      • book: Notes on the Birds of Northern Melanesia. 4, 1957, American Museum Novitates, 1823 : 1-14, 6 figures and 2 tables.
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      • book: Systematics and The Origin of Species
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      • book: BIRDS OF THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF THE AREA BETWEEN SAMOA, NEW CALEDONIA, AND MICRONESIA.
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      • book: Population, Species, and Evolution: an Abridgment of Animal Species and Evo Lution;
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      • book: Populations Species and Evolution an Abridgment of Animal Species and Evolution
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      • book: Populations, Species and Evolution: An Abridgment of Animal Species and Evolution, 1971, 453 pages.
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press) Abridged edition by Mayr, Ernst (1970) Paperback
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press) Paperback - Abridged, January 31, 1970
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      • book: POPULATIONS, SPECIES, AND EVOLUTION. An Abridgment of AnimaL Special and Evoluti
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      • book: Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays (w/ Dust Jacket)
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      • book: Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays 3rd edition by Mayr, Ernst (1976) Hardcover
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      • book: The Evolutionary Synthesis byMayr
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgement of Animal Species
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press) Abridged edition by Mayr, Ernst (1970) Paperback
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      • book: Populations, Species, and Evolution: An Abridgment of <i>Animal Species and Evolution</i> (Belknap Press) Paperback - Abridged, January 31, 1970
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      • book: Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays 3rd edition by Mayr, Ernst (1976) Hardcover
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      • book: Evolutionary Synthesis. Perspectives in Unification of Biology.
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      • book: The Evolutionary Synthesis: Perspectives on the Unification of Biology, With a New Preface Reprint edition by Mayr, Ernst (1998) Paperback
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      • book: This Is Biology byMayr
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      • book: This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World by Mayr, Ernst (1997) Hardcover
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      • book: Asi Es La Biologia/ This Is Biology (Referencias) (Spanish Edition)
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      • book: What Evolution Is: From Theory to Fact (Science Masters)
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      • Christa E. Menzel Mayr
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      • Helene (Pusinelli) Mayr
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