Otto Thomas Solbrig

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Otto Thomas Solbrig (21 December 1930 – 8 April 2023) was an Argentine evolutionary biologist and botanist. His research dealt with ecology and biodiversity of the Argentine and Uruguayan Pampas, Cerrado and sustainable agriculture.[1]

The standard author abbreviation Solbrig is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Solbrig was born in Buenos Aires on 21 December 1930. In 1954, he received a biology degree at National University of La Plata and in 1959, he obtained a PhD in botany at University of California, Berkeley. He was emeritus professor of biology at Harvard University.[3]

Solbrig died on 8 April 2023, at the age of 92.[4] He was a resident of Harvard, MA.[5]



  1. ^ Presentation on International Prize for Biology website
  2. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Solbrig.
  3. ^ Presentation on Harvard university center for the environment website
  4. ^ Falleció Otto Solbrig, el ecólogo argentino que se destacó en la Universidad de Harvard (in Spanish)
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  6. ^ solbrig on TWAS website
  7. ^ International Prize for Biology Laureates