Ford, Edmund Brisco


1901–1988 English entomologist and ecological geneticist who was a driving force in modernization of British natural history and the convergence of ecology, genetics and modern evolutionary theory, and also an influential mentor of British lepidopterists.

Keywords: ecological genetics; entomology; evolution; evolutionary synthesis

Further Reading

Clarke B (1995) Edmund Brisco Ford. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 41: 146–168. [Includes bibliography.]

Ford E (1931) Mendelism and Evolution. London: Methuen.

Ford E (1945) Butterflies. London: Collins.

Ford E (1954) Moths. London: Collins.

Ford E (1964) Ecological Genetics. London: Methuen.

Marren P (1995) The New Naturalists. London: Harper Collins.

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Cain, Joe(Feb 2002) Ford, Edmund Brisco. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002795]