Dissertations from Uppsala University presented under the presidency of Carl Peter Thunberg.
The dissertations were published between 1780 and 1828. Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) was one of Carl Linnaeus' most renowned disciples. In 1770, Thunberg embarked upon an eight-year long journey. His first stop was The Netherlands, to study botany, and then he moved on to Paris, where he studied medicine. Travels further afield followed; to Cape Colony, Java, Ceylon and Japan. His experiences resulted in the publication of such ground-breaking works as Flora Iaponica (1774) and Flora Capensis (1807-1828).
In 1784, Thunberg became a professor of natural history at Uppsala University, a post that he would hold until his death. A complete set of the dissertations that were presented under Thunberg's presidency is available at Södertörn University Library. Each dissertation's title page has been digitalized and can now be viewed through the Södertörn University Library website. Diagrams and wallcharts detailing plant-life and animals, which can be found in some of the dissertations, have also been digitalized. Many of the dissertations that contain diagrams have also been digitalized in full.