Biography[edit] Born at Swinshaw near Loveclough, Rossendale, Lancashire, John was the son of Henry Moore, Cotton Manufacturer and Mary Elizabeth Moore (née Margerison). After 1878 his father became a Colliery agent and moved the family to Southampton and then to Chiswick before 1891. His father became a Sculptor, as did his sister Esther Mary Moore who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts. John studied at Tonbridge School, Kent and then Royal College of Science in South Kensington. In 1892 he created the biological term ‘synapsis’. Later in 1905 he would co-publisher the term ‘meiosis’. Between 16 October 1893 and 9 June 1894 he worked at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples. He led the First and Second Tanganyika Expeditions (1894-1897 and 1899-1900). During the second expedition he was the first to reach the snowline of the Rwenzori Mountains, attaining 14,900 feet and proved the existence of permanent glaciers. He was awarded the Huxley Gold Medal for Research in 1900 by Royal College of Science. Appointed Demonstrator in Zoology at The Royal College of Science. In 1904 he married Heloise Salvin, daughter of naturalist Osbert Salvin. They had one child Osbert John S Moore born 25 June 1905. Appointed in 1906 as Professor of Experimental and Pathological Cytology at the University of Liverpool. He retired in 1908 after the death of his father. In 1911 he is living with his wife and son in Chiswick with four of his sisters. During the 1920s he moved to Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Heloise died on 4 Nov 1927. He died of heart failure and arteriosclerosis in West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance on 15 January 1947.

Publications[edit] Moore, J.E.S., 1897a. The physiographical features of the Nyasa and Tanganyika districts of central Africa.Geogr. J. 10: 289–300. Moore, J.E.S., 1897b. The freshwater fauna of Lake Tanganyika.Nature, Lond. 56: 198–200. Moore, J.E.S., 1897c. On the general zoological results of the Tanganyika expedition. Proc. zool. Soc., 1897: 436–439. Moore, J.E.S., 1897d. The fauna of the great African lakes. Sc. Progr. 4: 627–641. Moore, J.E.S., 1898a. The marine fauna in Lake Tanganyika and the desirabilityof further exploration in the great African lakes. Nature, Lond. 58: 404–408. Moore, J.E.S., 1898b (March). On the zoological evidence for the connection of Lake Tanganyika with the sea. Proc. R. Soc. 62: 451–458. Moore, J.E.S., 1898c (March). The molluscs of the great African lakes. I. Distribution. Q. Jl. microsc. Sci. (n.s.) 41: 159–180. Moore, J.E.S., 1898d (March). The molluscs of the great African lakes. II. The anatomy of the Typhobyas with a description of the new genus (Batanalia) (sic) Q. Jl. microsc. Sci. (n.s.) 41: 181–204, plates 11–14. Moore, J.E.S., 1898e (July). Descriptions of the genera Bathanalia and Bythoceras, from Lake Tanganyika. Proc. malac. Soc. Lond. 3: 108–109. Moore, J.E.S., 1898f. Discussion on the Mollusca of Lake Tanganyika, with special reference to their affinities Proc. malac. Soc. Lond. 3: 108–109. Moore, J.E.S., 1898g. On the hypothesis that Lake Tanganyika represents an old Jurassic sea. Q. Jl. microsc. Sci. (n.s.) 41: 303–321, plate 23. Moore, J.E.S., 1898h. Appendix to G.A. Boulenger, Report on the collection of fishes made by Mr. J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his expedition 1895–96. Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 15: 26–29. Moore, J.E.S., 1899a. The molluscs of the great African lakes. III. Tanganyikia rufofilosa, and the genus Spekia. Q. Jl. microsc. Sci. (n.s.) 42: 155–185, plates 14–19. Moore, J.E.S., 1899b. The molluscs of the great African lakes. IV. Nassopsis, and Bythoceras. Q. Jl. microsc. Sci. (n.s.) 42: 187–201, plates 20, 21. Moore, J.E.S., 1899c. On the divergent forms at present incorporated in the family Melaniidae. Proc. malac. Soc. Lond. 32: 230–234. Moore, J.E.S., 1899d. Exhibition of, and remarks upon, some specimens of the jellyfish (Limnocnida tanganjicae) of Lake Tanganyika. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1899: 291–292. Moore, J.E.S., 1900. On the character and origin of the ‘parklands’ in central Africa. Linnean Society of London, November 1. Nature Lond. 63: 98; also J. Bot., Lond. 38: 499–500. Published as chapter 23 (pp. 316–327) of To the Mountains of the Moon, 1901. Moore, J.E.S., 1901a. Tanganyika and the countries north of it. Geogr. J. 17: 1–33. Moore, J.E.S., 1901b. Further researches concerning the molluscs of the great African lakes. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1901(2): 461–470, 2 plates. Moore, J.E.S., 1901c. To the Mountains of the Moon; being an account of the modern aspect of central Africa, and of some little known regions transversed by the Tanganyika Expedition in 1899 and 1900.. London, pp. 350. Moore, J.E.S., 1901d. Exhibition of a specimen and microscopic preparation of a new polyzoon encrusting the shell of Paramelania.. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1901–19025 Moore, J.E.S., 1902. First ascent of one of the snow ridges in the Mountains of the Moon. Alpine J. 21: 77–90. Moore, J.E.S., 1903a. The Tanganyika problem. Geogr. J. 21: 682–685. Moore, J.E.S., 1903b. The Tanganyika problem; an account of the researches undertaken concerning the existence of marine animals in central Africa. London, pp. 371. Moore, J.E.S., 1906. Halolimnic faunas and the Tanganyika problem. Rep. Br. Ass. Advmt. Sci. 1906: 601–602. Moore, J.E.S. and Randles, W.B., 1902. A new interpretation of the gastric organs of Spirula, Nautilus, and the gastropods. Proc. R. Soc. 70: 231–237. Preston, H.B., 1910. Additions to the non-marine molluscan fauna of British and German East Africa and Lake Albert Edward.Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. ser. 8, 6: 526–536. [Addendum: see Conchol. Newsl. 162: 237] Moore, J.E.S., 1934 Five Foolish Virgins

Sources[edit] Troyer, J.R., 1991. On the name and work of J.E.S. Moore (1870–1947): cytologist, zoologist, explorer and co-publisher of the term ‘meiosis’. Archs. nat Hist. 18: 31–50. Retrieved from "" Categories: 1870 births1947 deathsPeople from Rossendale (district)People from the Isles of ScillyFellows of the Royal Geographical SocietyHidden categories: Articles lacking in-text citations from September 2013All articles lacking in-text citations

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