Sven Ludvig Lovén

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Sven Ludvig Lovén

Prof Sven Ludvig Lovén (6 January 1809 – 3 September 1895), was a Swedish marine zoologist and malacologist. The Sven Loven Centre for Marine Sciences at both Kristineberg [sv] and Tjärnö [sv] are named in his honour.[1][2]

Life[edit]

He was born in Stockholm on 6 January 1809. He was first Keeper then Director of the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. He was also Professor of Natural History at Stockholm University. He was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1881 and a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1885.[3]

Recognition[edit]

Several geographical locations at Svalbard are named after him. These include the headland Kapp Lovén at Nordaustlandet,[4] the mountain Lovénberget in Ny-Friesland at Spitsbergen,[5] the lake Lovénvatnet in Oscar II Land,[6] and the glaciers Lovénbreane at Brøggerhalvøya.[7]

Biological References[edit]

Lovenula falcifera, now Paradiaptomus

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) lists 174 marine species named by Lovén. Many of these have become synonyms. Two species he named, the hydrozoan Lovenella clausa (Lovenellidae) and the crustacean Lovenula falcifera (now Paradiaptomus), were in genera named after him by other zoologists.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Kristineberg - Assemble Marine". www.assemblemarine.org. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  2. ^ "The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Tjärnö | Assemble Marine".
  3. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.
  4. ^ "Kapp Lovén (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Lovénberget (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Lovénvatnet (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Lovénbreane (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  8. ^ WoRMS: Species named by Lovén. Accessed 2015.2.19.

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