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List of famous ecologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ecologists in the world? This includes the most prominent ecologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also enjoy the biggest feuds in science history and the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2017. This list of notable ecologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ecologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ecologists.

This list of famous ecology scientists includes Rachel Carson and Robert Whittaker. Featuring female ecologists and those who made great contributions to ecology, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known ecologists to the lesser known ecologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ecologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ecologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous ecologists?" then you're in the right place.

Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ecologists
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Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)

Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Essayist, + more

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ecologists
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Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest, on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Climatologist, Scholar, Physiologist, Diplomat, Climber, + more

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Edward J. Laurent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ecologists
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Ed Laurent is a Spatial Ecologist who develops and delivers collaborative, science-based recommendations and tools that enable the implementation and evaluation of conservation activities. His specialties and expertise include geographic information systems, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Database manager, Editor, Earth remote sensing, Scientist, Animal trainer, + more

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Nancy A. Moran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Ecologists
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Nancy A. Moran


Nancy A. Moran is an American evolutionary biologist, University of Texas Leslie Surginer Endowed Professor, and co-founder of the The Yale Microbial Diversity Institute. Nancy began her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas in 1972. She started out as an art major, and later switched to ...more

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Evolutionary Biologist, Ecologist