Jacob Georg Agardh

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Jacob Georg Agardh (1813–1901) painted by Oscar Björck in 1893.

Jacob Georg Agardh (8 December 1813 in Lund, Sweden – 7 January 1901 in Lund, Sweden) was a Swedish botanist, phycologist, and taxonomist.[1]

He was the son of Carl Adolph Agardh, and from 1854 until 1879 was professor of botany at Lund University.[2][3] Agardh designed the current 1862 blueprints for the botanical garden Botaniska trädgården in Lund.[4]

In 1849, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Agardh was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1878.[5] It is said that the naturalist Mary Philadelphia Merrifield learnt Swedish in order that she could correspond with him.[6]

Works[edit]

His principal work, Species, Genera et Ordines Algarum (4 vols., Lund, 1848–63), was a standard authority.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie-Mellon University (1972). Biographical Dictionary of Botanists Represented in the Hunt Institute Portrait Collection. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co. p. 4. ISBN 0-8161-1023-9. 
  2. ^ a b Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Agardh, Karl Adolf". The American Cyclopædia. 
  3. ^ PD-icon.svg Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Jacob Georg Agardh". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 
  4. ^ Botaniska trädgården. "A Brief History of the Lund University Botanical Garden". Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Creese, Mary R. S. (1 January 2000). Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. Scarecrow Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-585-27684-7. 
  7. ^ IPNI.  J. Agardh. 

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