Carl Linnaeus.  Engraving by Augustin Ehrensvärd, 1740. Copyright KVA Engraving by A. Ehrensvärd, 1740. © KVA

linnaeus_logo.jpg: The logo of the tercentenary is based on a picture that was painted by the leading botanical artist of his day, Georg Dilnys Ehret. The painting illustrates Class 10 of the sexual system 300th Anniversary of Carl Linnaeus

On the 300th anniversary of Carl Linnaeus' birth (May 2007), we are publishing a translation of Prof. A.K. Skvortsov's article of 2002 on Linnaeus and his heritage. The author believes that major ideas of C. Linnaeus have withstood the test of time and continue to provide the ideological foundation for systematics. The emphasis is laid on the seamless transition of Linnaean systematics to the rails of evolutionism as well as proximity of Linnaean understanding of species to the contemporary populational-genetic model.

Links to some Linnaean websites:
The Linnaeus Garden (Uppsala University)
Linne on line (Uppsala University)
Linnaeus links (Uppsala University)

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