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.
- Carl von Linné
- Georg Ossian Sars
- Herman Friele
- Michael Sars
- Peder Christopher Mentzen Ascanius
- Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
- Charles Darwin
- Erasmus Darwin
- George Brettingham Sowerby I
- George Brettingham Sowerby II
- George Brettingham Sowerby III
- James De Carle Sowerby
- Thomas Henry Huxley
- William Harvey