Brandt Andreas Heinrich



German zoologist and marine biologist.

Born in Schönebeck near Magdeburg. He studied science in Berlin, receiving his doctorate in 1877 at the University of Halle. After graduation, he worked as an assistant to Emile Du Bois-Raymond (1818-1896) at the physiological institute of Berlin University. From 1882 to 1885, he worked at the Zoological Station in Naples, and in 1885 he passed the procedure for obtaining the highest academic qualifications at the University of Königsberg under the leadership of Karl Chun (1852-1914).

Since 1888, Brandt was a professor of zoology at the University of Kiel, where he also served as director of the zoological institute and museum. In addition, from 1887 to 1913 he taught at the German Imperial Naval Academy. In 1922, Brandt became an honorary professor, and in 1924 he was appointed chairman of the commission for the study of the German seas.

He is known for his research on the role of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus compounds in ocean life. He also contributed to the morphological and systematic studies of radiolarians and tintinnids.

In 1889, Brandt participated in a plankton expedition led by Victor Hensen (1835-1924). After the expedition, Brandt presented new ideas for the adaptation and spread of deep-sea life.

In 1898, Brandt participated in the expedition of the Prince of Monaco to Svalbard.

He died in Kiel.

A glacier at the head of the Hanasco River valley east of the Adventfjord. The coordinates are 78°10'N   16°00'E.

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