American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Edward O. Wilson (1929–2021)

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The ASN mourns the passing of Professor Edward O. Wilson, a true giant in our field. Professor Wilson was an honorary lifetime member of the ASN, recognized for his key and career-long contributions spanning ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and biodiversity science. The ASN’s E.O. Wilson Award was established in the year of his retirement from Harvard; it is awarded each year to an active investigator who is making significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms. The American Naturalist will publish a memorial essay honoring Professor Wilson’s achievements later this year.