Edward Bagnall Poulton

1856 - 1943

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Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton, FRS HFRSE FLS (27 January 1856 – 20 November 1943) was a British evolutionary biologist, a lifelong advocate of natural selection through a period in which many scientists such as Reginald Punnett doubted its importance. He invented the term sympatric for evolution of species in the same place, and in his book The Colours of Animals (1890) was the first to recognise frequency-dependent selection. He is remembered for his pioneering work on animal coloration and camouflage, and in particular for inventing the term aposematism for warning coloration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Bagnall Poulton has received more than 56,639 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Bagnall Poulton is the 1,060th most popular biologist, the 6,160th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 183rd most popular British Biologist.

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Over the past year Edward Bagnall Poulton has had the most page views in the with 7,164 views, followed by Chinese (1,285), and Czech (891). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (163.59%), Arabic (76.88%), and Spanish (63.85%)


Among biologists, Edward Bagnall Poulton ranks 1,060 out of 1,097Before him are Philip J. Currie, Storrs L. Olson, Suzanne Cory, Ronald M. Evans, Frederic Moore, and Eugenie Clark. After him are Neil Shubin, Susan Lindquist, Frederick DuCane Godman, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, Huda Zoghbi, and Suzanne Simard.

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Among people born in 1856, Edward Bagnall Poulton ranks 130Before him are Jens Bratlie, Kenyon Cox, William Wallace Denslow, Tom Roberts, Andrew Watson, and John Redmond. After him is Toru Dutt. Among people deceased in 1943, Edward Bagnall Poulton ranks 238Before him are Dwight Frye, Hobart Bosworth, Arthur Streeton, Foy Draper, George Moorhouse, and Gisela Januszewska. After him is Sam Ruben.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Bagnall Poulton ranks 6,160 out of 8,785Before him are George Armstrong (1944), Wes Morgan (1984), Robin Cousins (1957), Richard Wiseman (1966), Ted Burgin (1927), and Jonathan Woodgate (1980). After him are Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon (1907), Adam Johnson (1987), Paul Lambert (1969), Alexa Chung (1983), Patrick Roberts (1997), and Stan Cullis (1916).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Edward Bagnall Poulton ranks 183Before him are William Forsell Kirby (1844), Francis Maitland Balfour (1851), Francis Walker (1809), Philippa Marrack (1945), George Don (1798), and Frederic Moore (1830). After him are Frederick DuCane Godman (1834), Steve Jones (1944), Jenny Clack (1947), E. B. Ford (1901), Matt Ridley (1958), and David Bellamy (1933).