Remembering E. O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy

BioOne honors the landmark contributions of E. O. Wilson, Ph.D. and Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D. to the field of biodiversity with this special collection of content from BioOne Complete.

E. O. Wilson was one of the world’s leading experts on ants, exploring how natural selection could influence animal and eventually human behavior. His writings garnered two Pulitzer prizes and inspired fellow researchers and the general public. Recognized as “the father of biodiversity” for his research, Dr. Wilson died on December 26, 2021.

Thomas Lovejoy introduced the term “biological diversity” in 1980, and impactfully combined field research with policy work to focus attention on the evolving plight of the Amazon rainforest. He frequently led lawmakers on tours of his research station in Brazil, enabling them to witness the effects of climate change. A former president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Dr. Lovejoy died on December 25, 2021 at the age of 80.

All articles are freely available through January 31, 2022.

Thomas Lovejoy

E. O. Wilson


Ants of Grenada (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

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