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Italian Ornithological Web Site
by Alberto Masi since 1996
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Ernst Mayr 
Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

Phone: (617) 495-2478; Fax: (617) 496-8041; E-mail: mayr@eob.harvard.edu
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                      Menù:
                   Present Title
                   Special Fields
                   Education
                   Expeditions
                   Positions
                   Honorary Degrees 
Lectureships and Visiting Professorships
Special Awards
Honorary Society Memberships
Society Memberships and Offices
List of Books
Books List

                    Over 675 Journal Articles


 
Present Title
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
  • Special Fields
  • Ornithology, systematics, zoogeography, evolution, history and philosophy of biology
  • Education
  • 1925
  • Cand. med., University of Greifswald
  • 1926
  • Ph.D., University of Berlin (Zoology) (24 June)
    Expeditions
  • 1928
  • Rothschild Expedition to Dutch New Guinea
  • 1928-29
  • Expedition to Mandated Territory of New Guinea (University of Berlin)
  • 1929-30
  • Whitney Expedition to Solomon Islands (American Museum of Natural History)
    Positions
  • 1926-32
  • Assistant Curator, Zoological Museum, University of Berlin
  • 1932-44
  • Associate Curator, Whitney-Rothschild Collection, American Museum of Natural History, New York
  • 1944-53
  • Curator, Whitney-Rothschild Collection, AMNH, New York (to 30 June 1953)
  • 1953-75
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University
  • 1961-70
  • Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
  • 1975-
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, Harvard University
    Honorary Degrees
  • 1957
  • Ph.D., Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • 1959
  • D.Sc., Yale University
  • 1959
  • D.Sc., University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • 1966
  • D.Sc., Oxford University (England)
  • 1968
  • D.PhiI., University of Munich (Germany)
  • 1974
  • D.Phil., University of Paris VI (Sorbonne)
  • 1979
  • D.Sc., Harvard University
  • 1982
  • D.Sc., Cambridge University
  • 1982
  • D.Sc., Guelph University (Canada)
  • 1984
  • D.Sc., University of Vermont
  • 1993
  • Ph.D, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1994
  • D.Sc., University of Vienna
  • 1994
  • D.Phil., University of Konstanz
  • 1995
  • D. Sc., University of Bologna
  • 1996
  • D. Sc., Rollins College
  • 1997
  • Honoris Causae Degree, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
    Lectureships and Visiting Professorships
  • 1941
  • Jesup Lecturer, Columbia University
  • 1947
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia Academy of Sciences
  • 1949;1974
  • Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota
  • 1950-53
  • Lecturer, Columbia University
  • 1951
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pavia, Italy
  • 1952
  • Visiting Professor, University of Washington
  • 1967
  • Life Sciences Lecturer, University of California, Davis
  • 1971
  • Maytag Visiting Professor, Arizona State University
  • 1972
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Riverside
  • 1977
  • Alexander v. Humboldt Awardee, Wurzburg Universitat
  • 1978
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, San Diego
  • 1978
  • Visiting Professor, College de France, Paris
  • 1985
  • Messenger Lectures, Cornell University
  • 1987
  • Hitchcock Professorship, University of California
    Special Awards
  • 1946
  • Leidy Medal, Academy of Nat. Sc., Philadelphia
  • 1958
  • Wallace Darwin Medal, Linnean Society of London
  • 1965
  • Brewster Medal, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1966
  • Verrill Medal, Peabody Museum, Yale University
  • 1967
  • Daniel Giraud Eliot Medal, National Acad. of Sci.
  • 1969
  • Centennial Medal, American Museum of Natural History
  • 1969
  • National Medal of Science
  • 1971
  • Walker Prize, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • 1972
  • Molina Prize, Accademia del le Scienze, Bologna, Italy
  • 1977
  • Linnean Medal (Zoology), Linnean Society, London
  • 1977
  • Coues Prize, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1978
  • Premio Jabuti, Brazil, CBL
  • 1978
  • Medal, College de France
  • 1980
  • Mendel Medal, Leopoldina Academy (Halle)
  • 1983
  • E. Eisenmann Medal, Linn. Soc. of New York
  • 1983
  • Balzan Prize
  • 1984
  • Darwin Medal, Royal Society
  • 1986
  • Award for Service to the Systematics Community by the Association of Systematics Collection
  • 1986
  • Sarton Medal (History of Science)
  • 1989
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Medal
  • 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
  • 1994
  • Salvin Godman medal, British Ornithologists' Union
  • 1994
  • International Prize for Biology, Japan Prize
  • 1994
  • Dedication of the Ernst Mayr Library at the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • 1995
  • Walk of Fame, Rollins College
  • 1995
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal (American Philosophical Society)
  • 1996
  • George Gaylord Simpson Award (Society for the Study of Evolution)
  • 1997
  • Establishment of the Ernst Mayr Lectureship at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie
  • 1998
  • Lewis Thomas Prize
  • 1998
  • Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books
  • 1999
  • Crafoord Prize
  • 2000
  • Doctor rerum naturalium honoris causa Award from the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2001
  • Golden Plate Award(American Academy of Achievement)
    Honorary Society Memberships
  • 1939
  • Royal Australian Ornithological Union, Corresponding Member
  • 1941
  • Deutsche Ornithologen Gesellschaft, Honorary Member
  • 1943
  • American Society of Naturalists, Honorary Member
  • 1945
  • Netherlands Ornithological Society, Corresponding Member; 1953, Honorary Member
  • 1948
  • Societe Ornithologique de France, Honorary Foreign Member
  • 1948
  • Zoological Society of London, Corresponding Member
  • 1949
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Correspondent
  • 1951
  • Botanical Gardens of Indonesia, Honorary Member
  • 1951
  • Ornithologische Gesellschaft in Bayern, Corresponding Member; 1976, Honorary Member
  • 1952
  • Linaean Society of London, Foreign Member
  • 1952
  • South African Ornithological Society, Corresponding Member
  • 1950
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • 1954
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow
  • 1954
  • National Academy of Sciences, Member
  • 1955
  • K. Vetenskaps Societeten, Uppsala, Honorary Member
  • 1955
  • Zoological Society of India, Corresponding Fellow; 1961, Honorary Member
  • 1956
  • British Ornithological Union, Honorary Member
  • 1956
  • Dansk Ornithologisk Forening, Honorary Member
  • 1958
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • 1962
  • La Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, Corresponding Member
  • 1963
  • Asociacion Ornithologica Del Plata (Buenos Aires), Honorary Member
  • 1963
  • Societas Scientiarum Fennica (Helsingfors), Honorary Member
  • 1965
  • American Philosophical Society, Member
  • 1968
  • Sociedad Colombiana de Naturalistas, Honorary Member
  • 1970
  • Zoologische Gesellschaft, Germany, Honorary Member
  • 1971
  • Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales (Caracas, Foreign Corresponding Member
  • 1972
  • Department of Ornithology, AMNH, Curator Emeritus
  • 1972
  • Deut. Akad. Naturforscher (Leopoldina)
  • 1972
  • Societe Zoologique de France, Member d'honneur
  • 1975
  • Sociedad Espanola de Ornitologia (Madrid), Honorary Member
  • 1975
  • Nuttall Ornithological Club, Honorary Member
  • 1976
  • Society of Systematic Zoology, Honorary Member
  • 1976
  • Linnean Society of New York, Honorary Member
  • 1977
  • Senckenbergische Gesellschaft, Frankfurt, Korrespond. Mitgtd>
  • 1977
  • Bayerische Adademie, Mu"nchen, Korrespond. Mitglied
  • 1978
  • Academie des Sciences, etc., Toulouse, Corresponding Member
  • 1980
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Foreign Member
  • 1981
  • Italian Zoological Society, Foreign Member
  • 1984
  • Zool. Soc. of London, Honorary Member
  • 1986
  • American Society of Zoologists, Honorary Member
  • 1988
  • Royal Society, Foreign Member
  • 1989
  • Academie des Sciences, Paris, Associate
  • 1993
  • Center for the Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh (Honorary Fellow)
  • 1994
  • Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
  • 1994
  • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie
  • 1998
  • Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, Korrespond. Mitglied. 
     
    Society Memberships and Offices
  • American Ornithologists' Union
  • Vice President, 1953-56; President, 1956-59
  • American Society of Naturalists
  • President, 1962-63
  • Linnean Society of New York
  • Secretary-editor, 1934-41; Fellow, 1944
  • New York Zoological Society
  • Fellow, 1944; Scientific Fellow, 1987
  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Secretary, 1946; Editor, 1947-49; President, 1950
  • Society of Systematic Zoology
  • President, 1966
  • 11th International Zoological Congress
  • Vice President, 1958
  • 13th International Ornithological Congress
  • President, 1962
     
    List of Books
    I Sole Authorship
  • 1941
  • List of New Guinea birds. A systematic and faunal list of the birds of New Guinea and adjacent islands.The American Museum Natural History, 1-260.
  • 1942
  • Systematics and the Origin of Species. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • 1945
  • Birds ofthe Southwest Pacific. New York: The Macmillan Co.
  • 1963
  • Animal Species and Evolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • 1989
  • Principles of Systematic Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill. 
  • 1970
  • Populations, Species, and Evolution. An abridgement of Animal Species and Evolution. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  • 1976
  • Evolution and the Diversfty of Life. Selected Essays. Cambridge, Mass. and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  • 1981
  • La biologie d'evolution. Paris: Hermann.
  • 1982
  • The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Cambridge, Mass. and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  • 1988
  • Toward a New Philosophy of Biology: Observations of an Evolutionist. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 
  • 1991
  • One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • 1997
  • This is Biology: The Science of the Living Wodd. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
    II Coauthor
  • 1929
  • Zeitschriftenverzeichnis des Museums fu..r Naturkunde. Miftellungen aus dem Zooiogischen Museum in Berlln 14:1-187 (with Wilhelm Meise).
  • 1946
  • Birds of the Phillppines. New York: The Macmillan Co. (with Jean Delacour).
  • 1953
  • Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology. New York: McGraw-Hill (with E.G. Linsley and R. L. Usinger).
  • 1990
  • Principles of Systematic Zoology. Revised ed. New York: McGraw-Hill (with Peter Ashlock).
    III Editor
  • 1949
  • Genetics, Paleontology, and Evolution. Edited by Glenn L. Jepsen, George Gaylord Simpson, and Ernst Mayr. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • 1949
  • Ornithologie als biologische wissenschaft. Festsch rift zum 60. Geburtstag von Erwin Stresemann. Edited by Ernst Mayr and E. Schuz. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
  • 1957
  • The Species Problem. Edited by Ernst Mayr. Publication No.50 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • 1960, 1962,

  • 1964,1986.
    Check-List of birds of the world, vol.9,10,11,15. Edited by Ernst Mayr and Co-Editors. Cambridge, Mass.: Museum of Comparative Zoology.
  • 1980
  • The Evolutionary Synthesis. Edited by Ernst Mayr and William Provine. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press
    Book List:
  • 1929
  • Zeitschriftenverzeichnis des Museums fur Naturkunde Mittellungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 14. 187pp. (with W. Meise).
  • 1941
  • List of New Guinea Birds. American Museum of Natural History, New York. 260 pp.
  • 1942
  • Systematics and the Origin of Species. Columbia University Press, New York. 330 pp.
  • 1945
  • Birds of the Southwest Pacific. Macmillan Company, New York. 316 pp.
  • 1946
  • Birds of the PhiliDpines. Macmillan Company, New York. 309 pp. (with J. Delacour)
  • 1953
  • Methods and Principles of Systematic Zoology. McGraw-Hill, New York. 328 pp. (with E.G. Linsley and R.L. Usinger)
  • 1957
  • (Editor) The Species Problem. American Association for the Advancement of Science,Publication No.50, 395 pp.
  • 1960-1986
  • (Editor) Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. IX, X, XI, XV. Harvard: MCZ.
  • 1963
  • Animal Species and Evolution. Belknap Press (Harvard University), Cambridge, MA. 797 pp.
  • 1969
  • Principles of Systematic Zoology. McGraw-Hill, New York. 428 pp.
  • 1970
  • Populations, Species, and Evolution. Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA. 453 pp.
  • 1976
  • Evolution and the Diversity of Life. Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA. 721 pp.
  • 1980
  • (Editor, with William B. Provine) The Evolutionary Synthesis . Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 487 pp.
  • 1981
  • La biologie de l'evolution. Hermann, Paris. 175pp.
  • 1982
  • The Growth of Biological Thought. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 974 pp.
  • 1988
  • Toward a New PhilosoDhv of Biology. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. 564pp.
  • 1991
  • PrinciDles of Systematic Zoology, 2nd. ed. (wi Peter Ashlock), McGraw-Hill. 475pp.
  • 1991
  • One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Evolutionary Thought. Harvard University Press. 187 pp.
  • 1997
  • This is Biology: The Science of the Living World . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
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