Dahl, Karl Friedrich Theodor (1856-1929)
Born: 1856, Holstein, Germany. Died: 1929, Berlin, Germany.
Zoologist who took his Ph. Dr’s degree at Kiel in 1884; in 1894 Professor, before then University Lecturer, at Kiel; finally Curator of the Zoological Museum, Berlin. In 1889 he accompanied a plankton expedition in the Atlantic Ocean; in May 1896, when on a scientific tour to the Bismarck Archipelago, he settled at Ralum Estate, Blanche Bay, New Britain, to found a zoological station with the help of R. Parkinson some plants were named after him.
Collecting localities: Bismarck Archipelago.2 Departing from Genoa (March 12, 1896) to the Bismarck Archipelago, N of E. New Guinea. From his collections we derive the following dates: Credner Isl. (= Balakuwor) (Aug. 1896); in Oct. by boat to the N. coast of Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, to Wuna Marita, ascent of volcano island Watom (= Wuatom) and volcano Nord-Tochter (Towanumbatir); Neu-Lauenburg Group (= Duke of York Isl. etc.) (Nov. 10-19) : Mioko, Duke of York Isl., Kerawara and Mualim; volcano island Raluan (Nov. and Dec.); Wuna Kokor (Varzinberg) (Febr. 1897), reaching the summit; in March 1897 visiting the volcano island Raluan again, along the N. coast of Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, and from Wuna Marita making a tour in the Baining Mts. He returned to Kiel by way of former Kaiser- Wilhelmsland (= NE. New Guinea).
- Dahl, F. 1901. Das Leben der Ameisen im Bismarck-Archipel, nach eigenen Beobachtungen vergleichend dargestellt. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 2: 1-70.
- Bonnet, P., Bibliogr. aran. 1:50 (1945) Portrait.
- Evenhuis, N.L. 1997. Litteratura Taxonomica Depterorum (1758-1930)1: 187-188, portrait.