Arthur Tansley

1871 - 1955

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Sir Arthur George Tansley FLS, FRS (15 August 1871 – 25 November 1955) was an English botanist and a pioneer in the science of ecology.Educated at Highgate School, University College London and Trinity College, Cambridge, Tansley taught at these universities and at Oxford, where he served as Sherardian Professor of Botany until his retirement in 1937. Tansley founded the New Phytologist in 1902 and served as its editor until 1931. He was a pioneer of the science of ecology in Britain, being heavily influenced by the work of Danish botanist Eugenius Warming, and introduced the concept of the ecosystem into biology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Tansley has received more than 135,873 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Arthur Tansley is the 221st most popular biologist (up from 259th in 2019), the 1,408th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,476th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Arthur Tansley ranks 221 out of 844Before him are Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, René Lesson, Georges J. F. Köhler, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, John Gould, and J. Michael Bishop. After him are Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, Rupert Sheldrake, Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Friedrich Loeffler, and Carl Ludwig Blume.

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Among people born in 1871, Arthur Tansley ranks 46Before him are Hanns Heinz Ewers, Ovide Decroly, Oscar Wisting, Zhang Jinghui, Wilhelm Stenhammar, and Fedor Tokarev. After him are Danilo, Crown Prince of Montenegro, Stephen Crane, William Heard Kilpatrick, Fritz Hofmann, Hubert Cecil Booth, and Camille Huysmans. Among people deceased in 1955, Arthur Tansley ranks 47Before him are Pierre Levegh, Theda Bara, Henri Delaunay, Max Pechstein, Manuel Ávila Camacho, and Otto Braun. After him are Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, Nicolas de Staël, Eugène Joseph Delporte, Robert W. Wood, Kim Seong-su, and Tin Ujević.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Tansley ranks 1,408 out of 6,924Before him are William Watson (1715), Janick Gers (1957), Gideon Mantell (1790), Edward Fox (1937), Julian Bream (1933), and Stevie Young (1956). After him are Ronald Colman (1891), David Purley (1945), Joe Davis (1901), Richard J. Roberts (1943), Edward Young (1683), and Joseph Boxhall (1884).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Arthur Tansley ranks 37Before him are Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), Oldfield Thomas (1858), John Lindley (1799), Thomas Browne (1605), John Boyd Orr (1880), and John Gould (1804). After him are Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Patrick Geddes (1854), James Edward Smith (1759), Ian Wilmut (1944), John Stevens Henslow (1796), and Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942).