Humboldt-friedrich-heinrich-alexander-von meaning

hŭm'bōlt', ho͝om'bôlt'
German scientist whose expeditions to Latin America (1799–1804) and Siberia (1829) greatly advanced the fields of ecology, geology, and meteorology.
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German naturalist and writer who explored South America, Cuba, and Mexico (1799–1804) and recorded a wide range of species, particularly plants, and attempted to explain their geographic distribution with respect to their environment. His work laid the foundation the science of ecology.
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