On April 5th, Edward O. Wilson will present the annual John M. Prather Lecture in Biology, titled "Biodiversity and the Future of Biology."
Edward O. Wilson is one of the most influential and accomplished biologists of the last half-century and one of the world's leading voices for conservation of global biodiversity. Currently the Pellegrino Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, Wilson is best known for his groundbreaking research on the biology and behavior of ants, as well as his celebrated work in such broad fields as island biogeography, sociobiology, and conservation biology. He is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature (1978) and The Ants (1990, with Bert HÃ¶lldobler), as well as the recipient of many fellowships, honors, and awards.
A book signing and reception will follow the lecture at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (www.hmnh.harvard.edu), 26 Oxford Street.