The merits of Em. Prof. Dr W. Vervoort in the field of systematic copepodology are evaluated, such within the context of his personal approach towards science as well as towards his students. It is concluded that Vervoort's work continues to exert a major influence on the study of taxonomy and of biogeography of free-living copepods up to the present day.

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Keywords bibliography, biography, Copepoda, history [of biology], systematics, W. Vervoort.
Journal Zoologische Verhandelingen
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von Vaupel Klein, J.C. (1998). Willem Vervoort as a copepodologist: the impact of his scientific œuvre. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 323(3), 21–23.