Anton Dohrn

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Dohrn, Anton


Born Dec. 29, 1840, in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland); died Sept. 26, 1909, in Munich. German zoologist.

Dohrn organized a marine zoological station in Naples in 1874, which was open to scientists from all countries. His main works are on the origin of vertebrates; he studied relationships between phylogenetic and functional changes of organs and took the first step in classifying them.


Der Ursprung der Wirbeltiere und das Prinzip des Funktionswechsels. Leipzig, 1875.
“Pantopoda.” In Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte. Leipzig, 1880.
In Russian translation:
Proiskhozhdenie pozvonochnykh zhivotnykh i printsip smeny funktsii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1937.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He examines five stations in detail: the large, well-equipped and influential Stazione Zoologica in Naples founded by the German zoologist Anton Dohrn; the small beach chalet at Wimereuz in France's Pas-de-Calais that served as a marine laboratory for the French zoology professor Alfred Giard and his pupils; the station for freshwater biology at Plon in Schleswig-Holstein established by the German plankton specialist and former science journalist Otto Zacharias; the ornithological observatory at Rossitten in East Prussia led by the minister, hunter and practical naturalist Johannes Thienemann; and the cluster of field stations set up by the Natural History Museum of Brussels.
"The camera came through the gloom and then suddenly you were faced with this beautiful hidden world." Called the Anton Dohrn Seamount, the reef rises from the seabed to a depth of 1,900ft.
I was invited to a workshop on "Graphing Genes, Cells and Embryos" held at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples.
The substances, compounds known as aldehydes, were isolated from diatoms by Antonio Miralto of the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station in Naples, Italy, and his colleagues.
While in Jena he first made the acquaintance of the distinguished triumvirate who were to be so very influential for his future: Hans von Marees (1837-87), Felix Anton Dohrn (1840-1909), and Adolf Hildebrand (1847-1921), who was a pupil at the Stoysche Anstalt during Grant's time there.
German morphologists (notably, Ernst Haeckel, Carl Gegenbaur, and Anton Dohrn) figure heavily in his account, and thus Bowler covers some of the same ground as Lynn Nyhart in her Biology Takes Form which also appeared in 1996.
To get a sense of the richness of this resource, one need go no further than the "A" is, where one can find information on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions; Agassiz's cruises on the BLAKE; Albert I, Prince of Monaco's expeditions from 1889 to 1922; the Allan Hancock Atlantic Expeditions; and cruises of the ANTON DOHRN.