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  • Georges Cuvier (1769 - 1832) "Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that t...
  • Prof. Harley Harris Bartlett (1886 - 1960)
    One of the foremost botanists in the United States (1920's - 1960), publishing and teaching and plant collecting all his life. Professor Bartlett was head of the Botany Dept. of the University of Mic...
  • James De Carle Sowerby (1787 - 1871)

A group collecting the most famous and least known biologists.

A biologist, or biological scientist, is a scientist who studies living organisms, often in the context of their environment. Biologists involved in fundamental research attempt to explore and further explain the underlying mechanisms that govern the functioning of organisms. Biologists involved in applied research attempt to develop or improve more specific processes and understanding, in fields such as medicine, industry and agriculture.

While "biologist" can apply to any scientist studying biology, most biologists research and specialise in specific fields. In this way, biologists investigate large-scale organism interactions (ecology), whole multicellular organisms, organs, tissues, cells, and small-scale cellular and molecular processes. Other biologists study less direct aspects of life, such as phylogeny and evolution.

As with other scientists, biologists conduct research based on the scientific method, with hypothesis formation, experimentation and documentation of methods and data.








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