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 Wilson 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 40 at Harvard University on October 5-6, 2007.

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