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Evolutionary Biology



Evolutionary Biology: studies the changes of living things over time

What is evolutionary biology?

Evolutionary biology is the area of ​​biology that studies the common ancestry and descent of species. It also studies the changes that occur in living beings over time (biological evolution).

History of Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary biology as an academic discipline emerged as a result of neo-Darwinism developed in the 1930s and 1940s. However, it was not until the 1970s that major North American and European universities created evolutionary biology departments.

Today in the United States, thanks to advances in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, many universities have set up departments to study evolutionary biology.

List of important evolutionary biologists:

- Othenio Abel

- Felix Anton Dohrn

- Carl Gegenbaur

- Ernst Haeckel

- Willi Hennig

- Bert Hölldobler

- Lynn Margulis

- Fritz Müller

- Bernhard Rensch

- Walter Zimmermann

- Gregor Mendel

- Alfred Russel Wallace

- Charles Darwin

- Erasmus Darwin

- John Maynard Smith

- Motoo Kimura

- Richard Dawkins

- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

- Ronald Fisher

- Wright Sewall

- Stephen Jay Gould

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin