Wilson, E.O.

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Name
Wilson, E.O. Gender: M
Wilson, Edward Osborne
born on 10 June 1929
Place Birmingham, Alabama, 33n31, 86w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°20' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif or s_cancol.18.gif



E.O. Wilson
photo: Jim Harrison, license cc-by-2.5

Biography

American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world's leading expert.

Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity", his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Among his greatest contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur, which was the foundation of the development of conservation area design, as well as the unified neutral theory of biodiversity of Stephen Hubbell.

Wilson is the Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, a lecturer at Duke University, and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (for On Human Nature in 1979, and The Ants in 1991) and a New York Times bestseller for The Social Conquest of Earth,[9] Letters to a Young Scientist, and The Meaning of Human Existence.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 10.56.52 CST Asc 9Vir43'

Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (twice)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession