Charles Atwood Kofoid

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Charles Atwood Kofoid
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Charles Atwood Kofoid
Born 11 October 1865
Granville, Manche
Died 30 May 1947
Berkeley, California
Nationality United States
Fields zoology
Alma mater Harvard University
Known for marine biology

Charles Atwood Kofoid (11 October 1865 – 30 May 1947) was an American zoologist known for his collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans which established marine biology on a systematic basis.

Kofoid also wrote a volume on the biological stations of Europe.


  • Taylor, F J (August 1999). "Charles Atwood Kofoid and his dinoflagellate tabulation system: an appraisal and evaluation of the phylogenetic value of tabulation". Protist. 150 (2): 213–20. doi:10.1016/S1434-4610(99)70023-4. PMID 10505420. 
  • "IN MEMORIAM: Charles Atwood Kofoid (1865-1947)". J. Parasitol. 39 (1): 108. February 1953. PMID 13035591. 
  • Kofoid, C. A. The Biological Stations of Europe. US Bureau of Education, 1910, [1].

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