William Nylander

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William Nylander

William Nylander (3 January 1822 in Oulu, Finland – 29 March 1899 in Paris, France), Finnish botanist, lichenologist and entomologist. Together with Erik Acharius a very important figure in the field of lichenology. Nylander taught at the University of Helsinki for a number of years before later moving to Paris. Nylander pioneered the technique of determining the taxonomy of lichens by the use of chemical reagents, such as tinctures of iodine and hypochlorite, still used by lichenologists to this day.

Author abbreviation: Nyl.

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  • Nylander, W. 1846. Adnotationes in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 2: 875–944.
  • Nylander, W. 1846. Additamentum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 2: 1041–1062.
  • Nylander, W. 1848. Adnotationes in expositionem monographicam apum borealium. Notiser ur Sällskapets pro Fauna et Flora Fennica Förhandlingar 1: 165–282.
  • Nylander, W. 1849. Additamentum alterum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 3: 25–48.
  • Nylander, W. 1856. A l'occasion de la communication faite par M. le docteur Sichel. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Bulletins Trimestriels (3)4: xxviii.
  • Nylander, W. 1856. Synopsis des formicides de France et d'Algérie. Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Zoologie) (4)5: 51–109.
  • Nylander, W. 1857. M. L. Fairmaire communique la note suivante de M. Nylander. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Bulletins Trimestriels (3)4: lxxviii–lxxix.

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