Thursday, November 1, 2007
Edward O. Wilson — First Honorary Member of the International Biogeography Society
E.O. Wilson has accepted the IBS invitation to become its first Honorary Member. At the suggestion of Rob Whittaker, the President-elect, the board of IBS unanimously agreed that
be its first Honorary member in recognition of his seminal contributions to island biogeography, ecology, and evolution. Mark Lomolino announced the award after a talk by Dr. Wilson in the recent symposium, ”The Theory of Island Biogeography at Wilson 40” at Harvard University on October 5-6, 2007.