Ernst Mayr
#151 Overall Influence

Ernst Mayr

German-American Evolutionary Biologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Not to be confused with Ernst Mayr , Ernst Mayer, Ernst Meyer, Ernest Mayer or Ernest May. Ernst Walter Mayr was one of the 20th century’s leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, philosopher of biology, and historian of science. His work contributed to the conceptual revolution that led to the modern evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics, systematics, and Darwinian evolution, and to the development of the biological species concept.
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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Greifswald
University of Greifswald

University in Germany

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • This is Biology: The Science of the Living World
  • Toward a New Philosophy of Biology
  • The Growth of Biological Thought

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#8 World Rank #2 USA Rank
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Computer Science
#9670 World Rank #2006 USA Rank