Annelida Biographies and Obituaries, etc
I'm still developing this set of pages. They will probably include a collection of references
obituaries and commemorative collections, and lifetime publication lists. Perhaps there could be
some photographs too? So any suggestions and contributions welcome.
Other Biographical resources
- Biographies of
Taxonomists working with Marine organisms & some of their presumed Friends. That is the
subtitle given by Hans Hansson to a wonderful set
of pages on the biographical etymology of marine animal names (BEMON, with brief biographies of
mostly European biologists, including many polychaete workers. There is a list of sources and
Polychaetological In Memoriam
- Meredith Jones, 1926-1996: Curator NMNH, Magelonidae and
- David Kirtley, 19??-1997: Geologist & biologist,
- Carl Stop-Bowitz, 1914-1997: Academic biologist, Polychaeta of
Norwegian seas (author of Yndolaciidae).
- Wu Bao-Ling, 19??-
1998: Academic biologist, doyen of Chinese polychaetology.
- Charlotte Mangum 1938-1998: Academic biologist, respiratory
physiology of Annelida, Crustacea and other groups.
Vladimir Sveshnikov 19??-1999: Academic biologist, larval plankton, morphology of
polychaete larvae of Russian seas.
- Nancy Foster, 1941-2000: Spionidae taxonomist, coastal zone
conservationist, Director of NOS (U.S.A. National Ocean Service).
- William B. Benham, (1860-1950) U.K. and New Zealand oligochaete and polychaete
taxonomist, inter alia author of the polychaetes chapter in the Cambridge Natural History of 1896.
[Page coming soon].
- Katharine Bush, (1855-
1937) serpulid taxonomist [Yale-Peabody
- Libbie H. Hyman, (1888-1969)
author of the seminal texts, "The Invertebrates", began her career working on annelids.
A short Hyman biography is at
Biography.com. A detailed and moving account of her life and work was published in the USA National Academy of Sciences
biographical memoirs series. It's online here with permission.
- Ernest Everett Just, one time research
assistant to Frank Lillie, published more than 50 papers between 1912 and 1937, and is known to
polychaetologists from his work on fertilisation and breeding of Nereididae, particularly
- William C. M'Intosh (McIntosh), (1838-1931), Scottish marine biologist, author of the
'Challenger' polychaetes (1885) and the multi-volume Ray Society 'British Marine Annelids.' [Page
- Addison E. Verrill,
(1839-1926), Yale University's first professor of Zoology, and prolific taxonomist, including
Polychaeta [Yale-Peabody page].
Bibliography of obituaries, In Memoriams, and life-time publication lists [Page coming
Under construction by Geoff
Original 1996. Last edit 3 July 2000. Look in again soon.