List of biologists

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This is a list of notable biologists with a biography in Wikipedia. It includes zoologists, botanists, ornithologists, malacologists, naturalists and other specialities.

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  • Zbigniew Kabata (born 1924), Polish parasitologist
  • Pehr Kalm (1716–1779), Swedish botanist
  • Eric R. Kandel (born 1929), Austrian-born American neuroscientist. Winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the neural correlates of memory
  • Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten (1817–1908), German botanist
  • Rudolf Kaufmann (1909-c1941), trilobitologist known for his contributions to allopatric speciation and punctuated equilibrium.
  • Stuart Kauffman (born 1939), biologist widely known for his promotion of self-organization as a factor in producing the complexity of biological systems and organisms
  • Johann Jakob Kaup (1803–1873), German naturalist
  • Janet Kear (1933–2004), English ornithologist
  • Gerald A. Kerkut (1927–2004), British zoologist and physiologist
  • Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1831–1898), Austrian botanist
  • Robert Kerr (1755–1813), published The Animal Kingdom in 1792
  • Warwick Estevam Kerr (born 1922), Brazilian geneticist, specialist in bee genetics, introducer of African bees in Brazil
  • Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (born 1925), Polish paleontologist, led several paleontological expeditions to the Gobi desert
  • Motoo Kimura (1924–1994), Japanese mathematical biologist, working in the field of theoretical population genetics
  • Norman Boyd Kinnear (1882–1957), Scottish zoologist
  • William Kirby (1759–1850), English entomologist
  • Heinrich von Kittlitz (1799–1874), German naturalist
  • Wilhelm Kobelt (1840–1916), German zoologist and malacologist
  • Fritz Köberle (1910–1983), Austrian-Brazilian physician and pathologist, student of Chagas disease
  • Karl Koch (1809–1879), German botanist
  • Robert Koch (1843–1910), German Nobel Prize-winning physician and bacteriologist
  • Emil Theodor Kocher (1841–1917), German physician, winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "his work on the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland"
  • Alexander Koenig (1858–1940), German naturalist
  • Albert von Kölliker (1817–1905), Swiss physiologist
  • Charles Konig (1774–1851), German naturalist
  • Arthur Kornberg (born 1918), discovered DNA polymerase
  • Adriaan Kortlandt, (born 1918), Dutch ethologist
  • Albrecht Kossel (1853–1927), German physician and winner of the 1910 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research in cell biology
  • Hans Adolf Krebs (1900–1981), German biochemist and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the citric acid cycle in cellular respiration
  • Gerard Krefft (1830–1881), German-born Australian zoologist and palaeontologist
  • Eduardo Krieger (born 1930), Brazilian physician and physiologist
  • Kewal Krishan (born 1973), Biological Anthropologist, specialized in Forensic Anthropology, serving at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Schack August Steenberg Krogh (1874–1949), Danish physiologist, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle
  • Heinrich Kuhl (1797–1821), German zoologist

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