June 21, 2007

Carl Linnaeus Anniversary Exhibit


Carl Linnaeus

300th Anniversary 1707-1778

Carl Linnaeus is often called the Father of Taxonomy.  His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes).  His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime,  even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.