Eduard Friedrich Eversmann

Eduard Friedrich von Eversmann ( born January 23, 1794 in Wehringhausen, .. † 14 Apriljul / April 26 1860greg in Kazan ) was a German biologist and explorer. His botanical author abbreviation is " Eversm. ". In zoology, he is usually " Ev. " Abbreviated.

Life and work

Eversmann studied at the universities of Marburg, Halle, Berlin and Tartu. In 1814 he was in the hall Ph.D. in philosophy and a master's of liberal arts, in 1816 the then German University of Dorpat (now Tartu University ) doctorate in medicine and obstetrics. The end of 1816 he lived in Zlatoust, where he studied the Tartar and the Persian language and the religion of Islam. Disguised as a Tatar merchant he traveled with Georg von Meyendorff and Christian Heinrich Pander 1820 from Orenburg to Bokhara; his intention to penetrate to India, but he had to retire. On this trip he collected plants and minerals, which he sent to the University of Berlin. In 1825 he went with a military expedition to Khiva. In 1824 he was elected a member of the Leopoldina.

1828 Eversmann was Professor of Zoology and Botany at the University of Kazan. Kazan was a second home to him since then and employees of the university he undertook scientific expeditions to Orenburg, Saratov, Astrakhan and the Caucasus, as well as four trips abroad.

In his 30 -year-long scientific career, he authored a number of scholarly journals. He is considered the pioneer faunistic research in the southeastern steppes of Russia between the Volga and Ural. His collection is now in the Zoological Museum in Saint Petersburg.