Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August


(1834–1919) German zoologist who elaborated a complex view of evolution based on the concept that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny and a whole worldview called Monism.

Keywords: evolution; morphology; biogenetic law; ontogeny; phylogeny; Darwin; monism

Further Reading

Di Gregorio MA (2005) From Here to Eternity: Ernst Haeckel and Scientific Faith. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Haeckel E (1866) Die Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. Berlin: Reimer.

Krausse E (1987) Ernst Haeckel. Leipzig: Teubner.

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Di Gregorio, Mario A(Sep 2005) Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002532]