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9 Cards in this Set

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Georges Cuvier
frenchman antamonist; founded paleontology; lifes history recored in strata; RECOGNIZES EXTINCTION; APPERARNACE OF NEW SPECIES; CATASTROPHISM
Ernst Mayr
suggested that colonization events are liked to trigger speciazation for 2 reasons 1- the physical seperation between populations reduces 2-genetic drift will cause the old and new populations to diverge rapidly
Carl Linneus
FATHER OF TAXONOMY (classified species); hierarchy but believed they were fixed/permenant
Jean Baptist Lamarck
ANCIENT EARTH believer; organisms adapt to their enviorment; inheritance of acquired charcteristics
Charles Darwin
inventor and stong believer of THEORY OF EVOLUTION; wrote book-orgin of species
Charles Lyell
UNIFOMITARIAISM-geological process are uniform and have adapted as such from the orgin of the earth until present (earth must be very old); scottish geologist
Thomas Malthus
best known for his views on population growth; population would outrun food supply leading to a decrease in food person
Charles Doolittle Walcott
an invetebrate palentoligist; best known for his discovery of fossils in the burgees shale formation of British Columbia
Lynn Margulis
known for theory on the orgin of eukaryotic organnelles and her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed