Linnaeus, the plants and the animals

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The plants and the animals

Linnaeus categorized and named many plants and animals. His news way of naming species is still in use all over the world.

Linnaeus’ major interest was to study nature with its plants and animals. He often expressed his fascination about the vast number of life forms he could find. He saw it as his task to describe and systematize the different species, something he did with glowing enthusiasm.

The systematic work of Linnaeus was the basis for continued research in biology. What does the work of Linnaeus mean to us today? How much have new techniques and new knowledge influenced modern research? Let us take a closer look at Linnaeus and the biological diversity. We shall see examples of what results he reached and how modern research has increased our knowledge.

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Last modified: 2022-02-16