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Lady Elisabeth, a drawing of Elisabeth Blackburn at the age of 22, by Sarah Evenson

Name Elisabeth Blackburn
Full name Elisabeth Helen Blackburn
Sex Female.png Female
Born 1925, Noble City
Deceased 1987, Noble City
Home Seal of Noble City.png Noble City
Functions biologist
Languages English, French

Elisabeth H. Blackburn was a Lovian biologist who came from a notable Lovian family. She was born on March 14, 1925 and was educated in Noble City at the Nobel University. She got married to the twenty-seven year old Nikolay Medvedev in 1948. She gave birth to one son, Mikhail Medvedev.

The renowned Blackburn University, successor of the Nobel University, was named in her honor.

Early life[edit | edit source]

She was born as the daughter of Henry Blackburn and Pearl Darrell in Noble City, Lovia. From an early age she was a member of the local science club. Educated at the former Noble City High School, she had a biology teacher who encouraged her interest in science and other studies.

University studies[edit | edit source]

Elisabeth Blackburn graduated with a B.Sc. in general and cellular biology. Later on, she obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology, also at the Nobel University. She wrote her thesis on ethnopharmacy and the use of medicinal plants. Elisabeth's switch from biology to anthropology was due to her friendship with anthropology professor William Haag, who was also a friend of the Blackburn family.

Even after her move to anthropology, Elisabeth did not stop her biological work. She continued to research plant cellular biology, and had a post as biologist at the Royal Institution.

Articles and books[edit | edit source]

Selected books[edit | edit source]

  • Blackburn, E. H. (1956). Ethnobiology: implications and applications. Proceedings of the First International Congress of Ethnobiology.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1959). Effects of tradition on the beliefs of general biology.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1963). Mechanisms of the conservation of biological diversity on the molecular Level.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1966). Cultural and spiritual values of biodiversity.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1971). Genetic relations between Lovian plants.

Selected articles[edit | edit source]

  • Blackburn, E. H. (1948). Ethnopharmalogical survey of Amerind groups in lowland Latin America. The Florida Farmacologists, 61(4), 225-229.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1950). Origin, development and maintenance of a Lovian community. The Rainbow, 26(2), 177-192.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1950). Genetic variation and ethnicity in Lovian flora. Aspects of Lovian Nature, 5(2), 59-63.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1952). Keepers of the forest. Noble City Botanical Magazine, 6(1), 18-24.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1953). The importance of bees to Lovian nature. The Sylvanian Entomologist, 65(4), 452-458.
  • Blackburn, E. H. (1974). Plants in oral and literature tradition. Literatura Lingua, 19(7), 26-31.

See also[edit | edit source]

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