Tadeusz Caliński
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ABSTRACT

Biometry is a branch of science which deals with applications of mathematical and statistical methods to biological problems, particularly to the design and analysis of experiments. Two prominent scientists are considered as pioneers of biometry in Poland. An anthropologist, Jan Czekanowski (1882-1965), and a chemist, agricultural researcher and plant breeder, Edmund Załęski (1863-1932). One of Załęski’s followers was Stefan Barbacki, a scientist of great achievements in the development of agricultural research methodology and biometry. His activity contributed essentially to the formation of the Poznań school of mathematical statistics and biometry. The interest in biometry in other Polish scientific centers was initiated in a similar way. Particularly in Lublin, due to Mikołaj Olekiewicz and Wiktor Oktaba, in Warsaw, due to Jerzy Spława-Neyman and Zygmunt Nawrocki, and in Wrocław, due to Hugo Steinhaus and Julian Perkal (1913-1965).

KEYWORDS

biometry, design and analysis of experiments

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