Wallace, Alfred Russel (redirected from Alfred Russel Wallace)
Also found in: Dictionary
Related to Alfred Russel Wallace: Charles Lyell
Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823–1913) British naturalist who was influenced by the ideas of MALTHUS and LYELL and corresponded with DARWIN about his ideas on natural selection. As a result he wrote a paper with Darwin which was read at the Linnaean Society in 1858, and founded modern evolutionary thought.