Heinrich Adolf von Eck
Heinrich Adolf von Eck (born January 13, 1837 in Gliwice (Upper Silesia), † March 11, 1925 in Stuttgart ) was a German geologist and paleontologist . His focus was on the treatment of the Triassic deposits of the Central European basin .
Heinrich Adolf von Eck was the son of the smeltery inspector Ludwig Eck and his wife Lina , born Bonish . His marriage to his wife Friederike Marie (1841–1917), born in Sondershausen in 1871 . Cannabich, daughter of the senior government councilor Christian Friedrich August Eduard Cannabich, Sondershausen, remained childless.
After a three-year internship in mining in Tarnowitz and Königshütte, Heinrich Adolf Eck studied with Ferdinand von Roemer at the University of Breslau from 1858 to 1861 and then became an employee of the Prussian State Geological Institute . He got a job at the Geological State Institute in Berlin and was employed by the Prussian geological state survey in Thuringia and Silesia. After receiving his doctorate in 1865 ( on the formations of colored sandstone and shell limestone in Upper Silesia ), he completed his habilitation at the Bergakademie Berlin in 1866 . At Easter 1871 he was appointed professor for mineralogy and geology at the Polytechnic in Stuttgart in 1870 , from 1882 to 1885 Heinrich Adolf Eck (from 1884: Heinrich Adolf von Eck) also served as its director. In 1900 he was forced to make his chair available early because of his progressive blindness. His extensive literature work for the development of a complete bibliography of the geological literature of Southwest Germany that had appeared up to that point, which he was also able to publish in two volumes (1890/1893), is now regarded as the cause of his blindness.
Heinrich Adolf Eck's scientific investigations focused primarily on stratigraphy and the fauna of the Triassic of the Central European basin. He is the first to describe the starfish Trichasteropsis ECK, 1879 and the coral Substuoresia vogelsangi (ECK 1879) named in honor of Wolfgang Moritz Vogelgesang .
He was a co-founder of the Württemberg Earthquake Commission.
honors and awards
The brachiopod Dielasma ecki ( Frantzen , 1882) was named in his honor. The so-called Eck'sche conglomerate is named after Heinrich Adolf von Eck , at the base of which in the Black Forest the lower limit of the red sandstone is placed.
- 1884: Award of the personal nobility title (Württemberg personnel nobility )
- August 12, 1884: Election to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina ( matriculation no.2462 )
- 1910: Honorary member of the Upper Rhine Geological Association (OGV) , member since 1874
- 1917: Honorary member of the Association for Patriotic Natural History in Württemberg , member since 1871
- 1921: Honorary member of the German Geological Society
- About the Opatowitz limestone of the Upper Silesian shell limestone. In: Journal of the German Geological Society Volume XIV, Berlin 1862, pp. 288–311
- About the formations of the colorful sandstone and shell limestone in Upper Silesia. 148 pp., 2 plates, H. Friedländer & Sohn, Berlin 1865 ( digitized version )
- Rüdersdorf and the surrounding area. A geognostic monograph. Treatises on the special geological map of Prussia and the Thuringian states, Volume I, Issue 1, 183 pp., 1 plate, Verlag der Neumann'schen Kartenhandlung, Berlin 1872 ( digitized version )
- Comments on the communications of Mr. H. POHLIG about “Aspidura, a Mesozoic Ophiurengenus” and about the deposit of the Ophiuren in the Muschelkalk. In: Journal of the German Geological Society, Volume XXXI, Berlin 1879, pp. 35–53
- About some Triassic fossils. (Corals, encrines, asterias. Ammonites and “Stylorhynchus”). In: Journal of the German Geological Society Volume XXXI, Berlin 1879, pp. 254–282, Plate IV
- Contribution to knowledge of the southern German shell limestone. I. New limestone corals. II. Ceratites antecedens BEYR. and Terebratula angusta var. Ostheimensis PRÖSCH. from Swabian shell limestone and its lager. In: Journal of the German Geological Society Volume XXXII, Berlin 1880, pp. 32–55, IS 32–35, II pp. 36–54, panel IV
- To the structure of the red sandstone in the Odenwalde. In: Journal of the German Geological Society, Volume XXXVI, Berlin 1884, pp. 161–168
- Trichasteropsis cilicia QUENST. sp from North German shell limestone. In: Journal of the German Geological Society Volume XXXVII, Berlin 1885, pp. 817–825, Plate XXXIV
- The camp des Ceratites antecedens BEYR. in the Swabian Muschelkalk. In: Journal of the German Geological Society Volume XXXVII, Berlin 1885, pp. 466–469
- Notes on some Encrinus species. In: Journal of the German Geological Society, Volume XXXIX, Berlin 1887, pp. 540–558
- Geognostic overview map of the Black Forest 1: 200,000 , 1886/87
- Directory of the mineralogical, geognostic, prehistoric and balneographic literature from Baden, Württemberg, Hohenzollern and some neighboring areas. Carl Winter's University Bookstore, Heidelberg 1890
- Geognostic description of the area of Baden-Baden, Rothenfels, Gernsbach and Herrenalb. Treatises of the Royal Prussian Geological State Institute, New Series, Issue 6, 686 pp., 1 geognostic map, Berlin 1892 ( digitized version )
- Directory of the mineralogical, geognostic, prehistoric and balneographic literature from Baden, Württemberg, Hohenzollern and some neighboring areas. Supplements and 1st continuation. Carl Winter's University Bookstore, Heidelberg 1893
- Hans Udluft: The Prussian Geological State Institute 1873-1939. 170 pages, 2 tables, 3 plates (supplements to the Geological Yearbook, supplement 78, 1968)
- Alfons Perlick : In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1959, ISBN 3-428-00185-0 , p. 276 f. ( ).
- Member of Heinrich Adolf von Eck at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on March 10, 2016.
- Honorary members of the Association for Patriotic Natural History in Württemberg
|SURNAME||Eck, Heinrich Adolf von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Eck, Heinrich von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German geologist and paleontologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 13, 1837|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Gliwice|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 11, 1925|
|Place of death||Stuttgart|