Reference numberEC/1901/02
TitleAlcock, Alfred William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationSuperintendent of the Indian Museum; Professor of Zoology in the Medical College, Calcutta. Distinguished as a zoological investigator and teacher, and as a museum curator. Was Surgeon Naturalist to the Marine Survey of India, from 1888 to 1892, on board the Royal Indian Marine Ship 'investigator,' also to the Pamir Boundary Commission in 1895. Has devoted himself chiefly to the study of marine zoology with especial reference to fishes, crustacea, echinoderms, and madreporaria, and to problems connected with the geographical distribution of the Indian representative of these groups, and the phenomena of viviparity in fishes. Author of an extensive series of memoirs, papers, and reports dealing with the aforementioned subjects, published during the last ten years in the'Proceedings' of the Royal Society, the 'Journal' of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the 'Annals and Magazine of the Natural History,' and in the series of publications of the Indian Museum and 'scientific Memoirs' by the Medical Officers of the Indian Army, and elsewhere. Some of these (eg the series entitled 'Materials for the Carinological Fauna of India') are revisionary monographs of the groups with which they deal, and in others (eg, the Survey of the Deep Sea Zoological work of HIMS 'Investigator' for 1884-1897, and the 'Deep Sea Madreporaria') the general bearing of the zoogeographical problems arising out of the work are fully discussed in their association with the facts and theories of oceanographical research. In connection with the work of the 'Investigator' he originated, in 1892, the serial publication, 'Illustrations of the Zoology of the 'Investigator,'' now progressing.
ProposersG B Howes; A Gunther; W T Blandford; George King; [J Anderson]; H H Godwin Austen; E Ray Lankester; John Murray; l' L Sclater; G A Boulenger; G Murray; S F Harmer; [St G Mivart]; Joseph Fayrer; William Turner; W C McIntosh
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Alcock, Alfred William: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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