A scientist who studies plants is called a botanist. Also called plant biologists, botanists study diverse plant life ranging from small microorganisms to giant trees. As experts in the field of botany, botanists are wel... More »

A person who studies insects is called an entomologist. An entomologist is a scientist who studies the ecology, classification, behavior, life cycle, population and physiology of insects. These scientists work with diffe... More »

A scientist who studies weather is called a meteorologist. A meteorologist researches the atmosphere, forecasts weather and studies the effect climate has on the planet and its people. More »

The title "Father of Modern Botany" is often attributed to 16th- and 17th-century Swiss-French botanist and scientist Gaspard Bauhin. Also known as Caspar Bauhin, his 1623 work, the "llustrated Exposition of Plants," was... More »

French scientist Anselme Payen discovered the enzyme diastase in 1833. Payen, a chemist, later isolated diastase into its concentrated form. Diastase breaks down maltose, a starch, into dextrose, and the enzyme is common... More »

A biologist is a scientist who studies living things and how they act and react to the environments in which they live. Numerous types of biologists exist. These include research biologists, health care biologists, envir... More »

The person credited with first discovering bacteria is Dutch tradesman and scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek. He greatly improved the microscope, discovered protozoa (which he called animalcules) and set the very foundati... More »