Etymology[ edit ] The term biological diversity was used first by wildlife scientist and conservationist Raymond F. Dasmann in the year lay book A Different Kind of Country  advocating conservation. The term was widely adopted only after more than a decade, when in the s it came into common usage in science and environmental policy. Thomas Lovejoyin the foreword to the book Conservation Biology,  introduced the term to the scientific community.
Alexander Georg and Maria Elisabeth had three children, a daughter, who died young, and then two sons, Wilhelm and Alexander. Her first-born son, Wilhelm's and Alexander's half-brother, was something of a ne'er do well, not often mentioned in the family history.
She did have high ambitions for Alexander and his older brother Wilhelm, hiring excellent tutors, who were Enlightenment thinkers, including Kantian physician Marcus Herz and botanist Karl Ludwig Willdenowwho became one of the most important botanists in Germany. Heyne and anatomist J.
Banks also mobilized his scientific contacts in later years to aid Humboldt's work. Portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by Friedrich Georg WeitschHumboldt's passion for travel was of long standing. Humboldt's talents were devoted to the purpose of preparing himself as a scientific explorer.
Wernerleader of the Neptunist school of geology;  from anatomy at Jena under J. Loder ; and astronomy and the use of scientific instruments under F. During this period, his brother Wilhelm married, but Alexander did not attend the nuptials.
Humboldt was excellent at his job, with production of gold ore in his first year outstripping the previous eight years. He opened a free school for miners, paid for out of his own pocket, which became an unchartered government training school for labor.
He also sought to establish an emergency relief fund for miners, aiding them following accidents. Goethe had developed his own extensive theories on comparative anatomy.
Working before Darwin, he believed that animals had an internal force, an urform, that gave them a basic shape and then they were further adapted to their environment by an external force. Humboldt urged him to publish his theories. Together the two discussed and expanded these ideas.
Goethe and Humboldt soon became close friends. Humboldt would often return to Jena in the years that followed.
Goethe remarked about Humboldt to friends that he had never met anyone so versatile. Humboldt's drive served as an inspiration for Goethe. InHumboldt returned to Jena for three months.
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During this time Goethe moved from his residence in Weimar to reside in Jena. Together Humboldt and Goethe would attend university lectures on anatomy and conduct their own experiments. One experiment involved hooking up a frog leg to various metals.Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) has ended.
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Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, soils, geography and the presence of other lausannecongress2018.com study of the spatial distribution of organisms, species and ecosystems, is the science of biogeography.
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