Eduard Suess

August 20, 1831 - April 26, 1914


Election Year: 1898
Membership Type: Foreign Associate

Eduard Suess was an Austrian scientist who made contributions to geology and biology. He proposed the existence of the southern supercontinent, Gondwana, which comprised today’s landmasses of the southern hemisphere, and of the Tethys Ocean, which separated Laurasia and Gondwana. He is the first scientist to use the term “biosphere” to refer to the zone where life exists.

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