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Dr. E.O. Wilson

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Born June 10, 1929, in Birmingham, Dr. E.O. Wilson grew up in several Alabama and Florida towns. He earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Alabama, and he earned his doctoral degree in biology at Harvard in 1955. A year later, he joined the faculty there, and today he is Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology.


Dr. Wilson contributed to the development of new academic specialties in biology, such as chemical ecology, sociobiology, and genetic psychology. Through his studies and research, he observed that life on Earth as we know it is changing drastically as natural ecosystems disappear. By the late 1970s, his efforts in global conservation were well underway.


Dr. Wilson’s life work, academic excellence, and social contributions set our standard as we began creating the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center at Nokuse Plantation and developing its educational programs.

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