E. B. Ford biography

E. B. Ford

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1901 – 1988

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Who was E. B. Ford?

Edmund Brisco "Henry" Ford FRS Hon. FRCP was a British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. He went on to study the genetics of natural populations, and invented the field of ecological genetics. Ford was awarded the Royal Society's Darwin Medal in 1954. Later, in 1968, he was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science.

Ford was born in Papcastle, near Cockermouth, in Cumberland, England, in 1901. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford University, graduating in zoology in 1924.

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Born
Apr 23, 1901
Papcastle
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Education
  • University of Oxford
Died
Jan 2, 1988
Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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