G. Evelyn Hutchinson

British zoologist (1903-1991)

1903   -   1991

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: Emmanuel College, Gresham's School
occupation: botanist, limnologist, zoologist, biogeochemist, ecologist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, National Medal of Science, Eminent Ecologist Award, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, Franklin Medal, Kyoto Prize, Foreign Member of the Royal Society

George Evelyn Hutchinson (January 30, 1903 – May 17, 1991), was a British ecologist sometimes described as the "father of modern ecology." He contributed for more than sixty years to the fields of limnology, systems ecology, radiation ecology, entomology, genetics, biogeochemistry, a mathematical theory of population growth, art history, philosophy, religion, and anthropology. He worked on the passage of phosphorus through lakes, the chemistry and biology of lakes, the theory of interspecific competition, and on insect taxonomy and genetics, zoo-geography and African water bugs. He is known as one of the first to combine ecology with mathematics. He became an international expert on lakes and wrote the four-volume Treatise on Limnology in 1957.Hutchinson earned his degree in zoology from Cambridge University but chose not to earn a doctorate, of which he came to be proud as he aged. Although born in England, he spent nearly his entire professional life at Yale University in the United States where he was Sterling Professor of Zoology and focused on working with graduate students.
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