Edward Osborne Wilson Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 5 pages of information about the life of Edward Osborne Wilson.
This section contains 1,413 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Edward Osborne Wilson Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography on Edward Osborne Wilson

The American biologist Edward O. Wilson (born 1929) is a leading authority on ants and social insects and an influential theorist of the biological basis of social behavior. He promotes the controversial discipline of sociobiology, which he co-founded.

Born June 10, 1929, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Inez (Freeman) and Edward Osborne Wilson, Edward O. Wilson became a naturalist at an early age, after a fishing accident damaged his right eye and he learned to examine insects closely with his left eye. Growing up in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., he collected insects and decided to specialize in ants even before entering the University of Alabama. While still in college, in 1949 he published his first paper on fire ants. He continued research on these insects at the Alabama Department of Conservation and earned his master's degree in science in 1950 at the University of Alabama. After a year at the...

(read more)

This section contains 1,413 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Edward Osborne Wilson Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Edward Osborne Wilson from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook