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Women and the Life Sciences - Female Biologists - Ecologists - More

Female biologists, botanists, ethologists, and other women in the life sciences.
  1. Blanche Ames
  2. Rachel Carson
  3. Women and Medicine
  4. Maria Sibylla Merian
  5. Beatrix Potter
  6. Environmentalists
  7. Nobel Laureates - Medicine

Anna Atkins
Anna Atkins biography - some details about the life of the photography pioneer.

Elizabeth Britton
Profile of Elizabeth Britton, botanist.

Dian Fossey
Dian Fossey's studies of mountain gorillas have helped science to better understand ape behavior, and may have preserved the gorillas from extinction.

Alessandra Giliani - Medieval Scientist
Alessandra Giliani was an early female scientist, known for her work tracing blood vessels.

About Winifred Goldring
A pioneer paleontologist and geologist, Goldring was the first woman elected as president of the Paleontological Society.

About Jane Goodall
Originally brought to Africa to work with Louis Leakey, Jane Goodall began her work with chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Reserve in 1970. By close observation, she documented the social organization of chimps in the wild.

About Sarah Ann Hackett Stevenson
Physician and medical teacher, she also authored a book for children on biology.

Women Entomologists of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Women scientists with a "passion for interest" are listed here, women who were pioneers in the early work in entomology. From Debbie Hadley, About.com's Guide to Insects.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff
Gale biography of Lydia Villa-Komaroff, molecular biologist, an educator and researcher who has been a pioneer in the field of cloning. She is of Mexican heritage and was raised in New Mexico.

The Practical Philosopher: Mary Warnock
The Guardian spotlights Mary Warnock, a philosopher and educator, focusing on her book about ethics of embryology.

Women at MBL: The Early Years
When the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts opened in 1888, it accepted women's enrollments on an equal basis with men's.

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