Friedrich Heinrich Helmut Lieth (born December 16, 1925 in Steeg , Amt Kürten ; † April 16, 2015 ibid) was a German ecologist .
Lieth received his doctorate in 1953 from the University of Cologne and in 1960 became a private lecturer at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim . He was then visiting professor in Venezuela and Colombia, professor of botany at the University of Hawaii and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , USA. From 1977 to 1992 he was a professor at the University of Osnabrück where he held the chair for ecology.
Helmut Lieth was married to Magdalena Lieth, nee Roth, since 1952. The couple have a daughter and three sons. After her death he married Marina Lieth, nee Mechtanova. They have a daughter together.
Lieth gained wide fame through the climate diagram world atlas (1960–1967) published together with Heinrich Walter . The clear form of the climate display (Walter Lieth climate diagram ) conceived here has received the highest international recognition.
- with Heinrich Walter u. a .: Climate diagram world atlas . In three deliveries with around 8,000 climate stations (around 9,000 diagrams). Gustav Fischer Verlag (VEB), Jena 1960–1967.
- Marina Lieth: Prof. Dr. em. Helmut Lieth: The man and his life for global ecology. In: Tropical Ecology . Volume 45, 2004, pp. 1-12.
- USF + AppSysSc: Homepage of Helmut Lieth ( Memento from April 6, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
- Literature by and about Helmut Lieth in the catalog of the German National Library
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lieth, Friedrich Heinrich Helmut (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German ecologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 16, 1925|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Steeg, Office of Kürten|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 16, 2015|
|Place of death||Steeg, Office of Kürten|