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Arnold Dodel
Swiss botanist

Arnold Dodel

Arnold Dodel
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Intro Swiss botanist
Was Scientist Botanist Writer
From Switzerland
Field Literature Science
Gender male
Birth 16 October 1843, Affeltrangen, Switzerland
Death 11 April 1908, Zürich, Switzerland (aged 64 years)
Star sign Libra
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
University of Geneva
ETH Zurich
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Arnold Dodel-Port

Arnold Dodel-Port (16 October 1843, Affeltrangen – 11 April 1908, Zürich) was a Swiss botanist.

He studied biology at the University of Geneva, at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich and at the University of Munich. In 1869, he received his doctorate from the University of Freiburg. In 1870, he obtained his habilitation at the University of Zürich, where from 1883 to 1903, he served as a full professor of botany. At Zürich, he founded a botanical microscopy laboratory.

He was a freethinker and socialist, and published works to further the cause of Darwinian evolution. During his lifetime, he maintained correspondence with Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel. One of his students was Hugo Iltis.

Associated works

  • Die neuere Schopfungsgechichte nach dem gegenwarligen Stande der Naturwissenschaft, 1875 – The recent creation story in regards to the present state of science.
  • Anatomisch-physiologischer atlas der botanik für hoch- und mittelschulen (with Carolina Dodel), 1878 – Anatomical-physiological atlas of botany for upper and middle schools.
  • Biologische Fragmente : Beiträge zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Pflanzen, 1885 – Biological fragments: contributions to the developmental history of plants.
  • Konrad Deubler. Tagebücher, Biographie und Briefwechsel des oberösterreichischen Bauernphilosophen, 1886 – Konrad Deubler; Diary, biography and correspondence of the Upper Austrian peasant philosopher.
  • Moses oder Darwin? Eine Schulfrage. Allen freunden der wahrbeit zum nachdenken vorgelegt, 1889; later translated into English as: "Moses or Darwin? : a school problem for all friends of truth and progress" (1891).
  • Aus Leben und Wissenschaft; gesammelte Vorträge und Aufsätze, 1896 – Of life and science; collected lectures and essays.
  • Ernst Haeckel als Erzieher, 1906 – Ernst Haeckel as an educator.
  • Arnold Dodel (1843-1908) und die Popularisierung des Darwinismus (by Werner Beyl), 1984 – Arnold Dodel and the popularization of Darwinism.
  • Hugo Iltis: "Arnold Dodel, Leben und Werk eines sozialistischen Naturforschers", 1925 (?)
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