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Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher and artist who is best known for his work in evolutionary biology



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Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher and artist who is best known for his work in evolutionary biology. He was an early proponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and was instrumental in introducing it to the German public. He also developed the concept of ecology and coined the term "ecology" to describe it. He wrote extensively on topics such as morphology, phylogeny, ontogeny, embryology and anatomy. His most famous work is Art Forms in Nature (Kunstformen der Natur), a collection of detailed illustrations that he created from his observations of nature. Haeckel's work helped shape modern evolutionary thought and influenced many later scientists including Julian Huxley and Stephen Jay Gould. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of biologists today.