Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

Faculty Emeritus in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus
(died on December 26, 2021)
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Prof. Wilson is considered the founder of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology and has developed the basis of modern biodiversity conservation. He has received many of the world’s leading prizes in recognition of his research and environmental activism. Among those in literature, he was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for his books The Ants (1990, with Bert Hölldobler) and On Human Nature (1978). Prof. Wilson received the TED Prize in 2007, where he articulated the concept of the Encyclopedia of Life, and the National Geographic Society’s highest explorer’s award, the Hubbard Medal in 2013. Curriculum vitae

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
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