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Eugen Warming
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Born (1841-11-03)3 November 1841
Mandø, Denmark
Died 2 April 1924(1924-04-02) (aged 82)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Known for founding ecology
plant life forms
tropical botany
Awards Commander 1st Degree of the Order of the Dannebrog
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Imperial Order of the Rose
Erzherzog Rainer-Medaille, Kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (1911)
Great Linnean Medal in Gold, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1922)
Scientific career
Fields Ecology
Institutions University of Copenhagen
Doctoral students Christen C. Raunkiær
Wilhelm Johannsen
Frederik Børgesen
Morten Porsild
Johannes Schmidt
Olaf Hagerup
Henning Eiler Petersen
Carl Hansen Ostenfeld
Ove Paulsen
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Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming (3 November 1841 – 2 April 1924), known as Eugen Warming, was a Danish botanist and a main founding figure of the scientific discipline of ecology. Warming wrote the first textbook (1895) on plant ecology, taught the first university course in ecology and gave the concept its meaning and content. “If one individual can be singled out to be honoured as the founder of ecology, Warming should gain precedence”.

Warming wrote a number of textbooks on botany, plant geography and ecology, which were translated to several languages and were immensely influential at their time and later. Most important were Plantesamfund and Haandbog i den systematiske Botanik.

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