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Eugen Korschelt

Eugen Korschelt

German zoologist
The basics
Occupations Zoologist Academic Writer Educator
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth September 28, 1858 (Zittau, Kreishauptmannschaft Bautzen, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire)
Death December 28, 1946 (Marburg, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Giessen Government Region, Hesse)
Authority ISNI id Library of congress id VIAF id
The details

Eugen Korschelt (28 September 1858, in Zittau – 28 December 1946, in Marburg) was a German zoologist. He is known for his research in the field of comparative embryology and his work involving biological regeneration and transplantation.

He served as a lecturer at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin. becoming a professor of zoology and comparative anatomy at the University of Marburg in 1892. At Marburg, he succeeded Richard Greeff as director of the zoological institute, and twice served as university rector (1904/05, 1914/15). In 1912/13 he was president of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (German Zoological Society).

Organisms with the specific epithet of korschelti are named after him, an example being the ribbon worm species Amphiporus korschelti.

Published works

With Austrian zoologist Karl Heider, he co-wrote an important textbook on comparative embryology called Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Entwicklungsgeschichte der wirbellosen Thiere. It was later translated into English and published as "Text-book of the embryology of invertebrates" (several volumes). In 1907 he published Regeneration und Transplantation, a work that was also translated into English; "Regeneration and transplantation". With physiologist Max Verworn, chemist Karl Schaum and others, he was editor of the 10-volume Handwörterbuch der Naturwissenschaften (1912-1915).

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