List of famous naturalists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Naturalists are the individuals who are expert in natural history. They are primarily zoologists or botanists who help the people in gaining an appreciation for the natural world. They act as the link between environment and the uninformed public whom they educate about the natural world and its processes. Naturalists teach the people how human activity affects the environment, natural resources and the living beings that inhabit the earth, and also demonstrate how interested parties can protect the environment. Charles Darwin the 19th century naturalist made significant contributions to the evolutionary theory. The famous painter John James Audubon was also a naturalist who published the ‘Birds of America’. American ornithologist Florence Merriam was a pioneer in her field who campaigned against the mistreatment and unnecessary killing of birds. The prolific writer Rachel Carson was one of the first people who made people understand the evils of pollution and played a key role in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. One very famous naturalist of our time is Jane Goodall who is not just the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees but also the UN Messenger of Peace. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous naturalists from all over the world.

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Steve BackshallSteve Backshall
British
Bob IrwinBob Irwin
Australian

Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
American

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

John BurroughsJohn Burroughs
American
Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
Italian

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
American

Gavin MaxwellGavin Maxwell
British

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
Takashi AmanoTakashi Amano
Japanese
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyJohn Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
British

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
American

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Gilbert WhiteGilbert White
British
Emin PashaEmin Pasha
German

Li ShizhenLi Shizhen
Chinese
William BeebeWilliam Beebe
American

Jan SwammerdamJan Swammerdam
German, Dutch

William Henry HudsonWilliam Henry Hudson
Argentinian, British
Georg ForsterGeorg Forster
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Ulisse AldrovandiUlisse Aldrovandi
Italian
Henry Walter BatesHenry Walter Bates
British

Lewis ThomasLewis Thomas
American

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
British
Philip Henry GossePhilip Henry Gosse
British
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Samuel HearneSamuel Hearne
British
Clinton Hart MerriamClinton Hart Merriam
American

Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Horace Bénédict de SaussureHorace Bénédict de Saussure
Swiss

Huang ZongxiHuang Zongxi
Chinese
José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
Brazilian

Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British

Henri MouhotHenri Mouhot
French

Spencer Fullerton BairdSpencer Fullerton Baird
American

José de AcostaJosé de Acosta
Spanish
Thomas PennantThomas Pennant
Welsh

Jean SenebierJean Senebier
Swiss
Pierre BelonPierre Belon
French

Joseph Wood KrutchJoseph Wood Krutch
American

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
Canadian, British
Jónas HallgrímssonJónas Hallgrímsson
Icelander

Geoffrey GrigsonGeoffrey Grigson
British
Edward ForbesEdward Forbes
Manx

Florentino AmeghinoFlorentino Ameghino
Argentinian

Théodore MonodThéodore Monod
French

Eduard RüppellEduard Rüppell
German

Bernardino TelesioBernardino Telesio
Italian
Henry Nicholas RidleyHenry Nicholas Ridley
British

Hugh LowHugh Low
British

Sir John Leslie, 4th BaronetSir John Leslie, 4th Baronet
Scottish

Susan Fenimore CooperSusan Fenimore Cooper
American
John BachmanJohn Bachman
American
Elizabeth Cabot AgassizElizabeth Cabot Agassiz
American

Paul-Émile BottaPaul-Émile Botta
French, Italian

Pierre François Xavier de CharlevoixPierre François Xavier de Charlevoix
French

Jack MinerJack Miner
Canadian
Gabriela ZapolskaGabriela Zapolska
Polish

Edward Daniel ClarkeEdward Daniel Clarke
British
Johann Lukas SchönleinJohann Lukas Schönlein
German

Guillaume RondeletGuillaume Rondelet
French

Bernard de JussieuBernard de Jussieu
French
Karl Ernst ClausKarl Ernst Claus
Russian

Louis-Jean-Marie DaubentonLouis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
French
Félix Archimède PouchetFélix Archimède Pouchet
French

Abraham TrembleyAbraham Trembley
Swiss

William Balfour BaikieWilliam Balfour Baikie
Scottish
Mary Vaux WalcottMary Vaux Walcott
American

Maria MartinMaria Martin
American
Antoine de JussieuAntoine de Jussieu
French

Frederic Ward PutnamFrederic Ward Putnam
American

Cyriel BuysseCyriel Buysse
Belgian

Christian Konrad SprengelChristian Konrad Sprengel
German
Henri-Alexandre JunodHenri-Alexandre Junod
Swiss

Giacomo DoriaGiacomo Doria
Italian

Jean-Étienne GuettardJean-Étienne Guettard
French

Kenneth S. NorrisKenneth S. Norris
American

William Hamilton GibsonWilliam Hamilton Gibson
American
William Crawford WilliamsonWilliam Crawford Williamson
British

James Scott BowerbankJames Scott Bowerbank
British
Charles William PeachCharles William Peach
British

Harriet Mann MillerHarriet Mann Miller
American

Antoine-Alfred MarcheAntoine-Alfred Marche
French
Felix AdlerFelix Adler
American

Pierre LyonnetPierre Lyonnet
Dutch
John KirkJohn Kirk
Scottish

Kenneth C. BruggerKenneth C. Brugger
American
Thornton W. BurgessThornton W. Burgess
American

Sir Samuel White BakerSir Samuel White Baker
British

Torbern Olof BergmanTorbern Olof Bergman
Swedish
Georg Eberhard RumpfGeorg Eberhard Rumpf
German, Dutch

Sir George BackSir George Back
British
Ronald Mathias LockleyRonald Mathias Lockley
New Zealander