Baltic German biologist who was simply among the pioneers of biosemiotics, or the interpretation of signals and unique codes. He anticipating lots of the concepts of computer technology and robotics some 25 years before these were developed. He was a teacher at the College or university of Hamburg. He researched muscular physiology, pet behaviour, as well as the cybernetics of existence during his lengthy, varied profession. His boy Thure von Uexkull was also a biologist. He worked well in scientific areas through the same period as French chemist, Louis Pasteur.