Georgy S. Levit

Georgy S. Levit


Scientific Associate of Didactics of Biology at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena


After conducting research on marine environment in Oldenburg and on the history of science, medicine and technolgoy as well as biodidactics in Jena, Georgy Levit was an assistant professor of the history of science and technology at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Since then, he has worked at faculties of economics and environmental management in Russia and started to research for different institutions from 2014 on.

Research Focus:

  • History and philosophy of biology, biogeochemistry and geophysiology
  • Alternative (non- and anti-Darwinian) evolutionary theories in the 20th century
  • (History and Philosophy of) Russian and German evolutionary biology
  • Evolutionary approaches in social sciences (evolutionary economics, biopolitics
  • History of veterinary science, food science and of totalitarian regimes

Motivation as a part of the network:

Publications linked to the network:

  • “Self-Organization Meets Evolution: Ernst Haeckel and Abiogenesis” . In book: Self-Organization as a New Paradigm in Evolutionary Biology (pp.11-32) [together with U. Hossfeld]
  • “Russia’s new Lysenkoism”. Current Biology Vol. 27 No. 16. [together with E. Kolchinsky, U. Kutschera & U. Hossfeld]

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