Karl Ernst von Baer
|Karl Ernst von Baer|
17 February 1792|
Piep estate, Estonia, Russian Empire
|Died||16 November 1876
Dorpat, Russian Empire
|Fields||Biology, embryology, geology, meteorology, geography|
|Institutions||Imperial University of Dorpat, University of Königsberg, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Geographical Society|
|Alma mater||Imperial University of Dorpat|
|Known for||The discovery of the mammal egg cell; exploring European Russia and Scandinavia|
Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer, Edler von Huthorn (Russian: Карл Эрнст фон Бэр; 28 February [O.S. 17 February] 1792 – 28 November [O.S. 16 November] 1876) was an Estonian scientist and explorer. Baer is also known in Russia as Karl Maksimovich Baer (Russian: Карл Макси́мович Бэр).
Baer was a naturalist, biologist, geologist, meteorologist, geographer, and a founding father of embryology. He was an explorer of European Russia and Scandinavia. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a co-founder of the Russian Geographical Society, and the first president of the Russian Entomological Society, making him a distinguished Baltic German scientist.
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- K. J. Betteridge (1981). "An historical look at embryo transfer". Reproduction. The Journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility 62: 1–13. doi:10.1530/jrf.0.0620001. http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/62/1/1.full.pdf+html. "Three years later, the Estonian, Karl Ernst von Baer, finally found the true mammalian egg in a pet dog (von Baer, 1827).".
- J.M.S. Pearce, M.D. (2010). "Evolution from recapitulation theory to Neural Darwinism". Hektoen International. A Journal of Medical Humanities 2 (2). http://hektoeninternational.org/HektoenInternational.NeuralDarwinism2.html.