Jean Georges Baer

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Jean-Georges Baer (February 12, 1902[1] – February 21, 1975[2]) was a Swiss parasitologist and environmentalist.

Born in England,[2] he studied in Neuchâtel, Geneva, and in Paris, where he worked with Charles Joyeux.[2] His book "Ecology of animal parasites" (1951) is considered a classic in the field.[3] Baer published more than 250 articles,[3] among them fundamental work on Temnocephalida (a kind of flatworm parasite) and on tapeworms.[4]

Baer was a member of several scientific societies, vice president of the International Union of Biological Societies,[4] and from 1958 to 1963 president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[5]

Baer's wood mouse (Hylomyscus baeri) is named in his honour.[6]


  1. ^ N.N.: "Professeur Jean-Georges Baer, 1902-75", Environmental Conservation, vol. 2 (1975), pp. 177–178. ISSN 0376-8929.
  2. ^ a b c Stunkard, Horace W.: "In memoriam: Jean-Georges Baer (1902-1975)", The Journal of Parasitology 61(5) (Oct. 1975), pp. 960–962. ISSN 0022-3395.
  3. ^ a b Aeschlimann, A.; Piekarski, G.: "Jean Georges Baer 1902–1975", Parasitology Research 46(4), Springer 1975, pp. 243–244. ISSN 0932-0113.
  4. ^ a b N.N.: Baer, Jean Georges. URL retrieved 2011-01-24.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9.

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