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William Nylander
Finnish botanist and entomologist

William Nylander

William Nylander
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Intro Finnish botanist and entomologist
A.K.A. Nyl.
Was Scientist Botanist Lichenologist Professor Educator Zoologist Entomologist Biologist Mycologist
From France Finland
Field Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 3 January 1822, Oulu, Finland
Death 29 March 1899, Paris, France (aged 77 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Siblings: Oskar NylanderKnut NylanderAnders Edvin Nylander
University of Helsinki
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William Nylander (1885)

William (Wilhem) Nylander (3 January 1822 – 29 March 1899) was a Finnish botanist and entomologist. Nylander was born in Oulu, and taught at the University of Helsinki for a number of years before later moving to Paris, where he lived until his death in 1899.

Nylander pioneered the technique of determining the taxonomy of lichens by the use of chemical reagents, such as tinctures of iodine and hypochlorite, still used by lichenologists to this day.

Nylander was also the first to realise the effect of atmospheric pollution on the growth of lichens, an important discovery that paved the way for the use of lichens to detect pollution and determine the cleanness of air.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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