E.O. Wilson News Coverage – Half-Earth

Recent Press featuring E.O. Wilson

“Half-Earth, conservation, and hope: An interview with E.O. Wilson, Paula Ehrlich and Sir Tim Smit.” By Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay, October 2021.

In Half-Earth Project, a full-on bid to get countries to protect biodiversity.” By Elizabeth Claire Alberts, Mongabay, October 2021.

“Harvard’s Modern-day Darwin Warns Against Humanity’s Downward Slope.” By Tim Mclaughlin and Kanupriya Kapoor, Reuters, October 2021.

E.O. Wilson Obituaries

NY Times

E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92


E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern Darwin, dies at 92

Reuters US

E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern-day Darwin, dies at 92

Associated Press

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man,’ dead at 92


E.O. Wilson, famed entomologist and pioneer in the field of sociobiology, dies at 92

NPR (radio)

Biologist E.O. Wilson, who influenced how people see evolution and nature, dies at 92

Washington Post

Edward O. Wilson, often cited as the heir to Darwin, dies at 92

Boston Globe

E.O. Wilson, evolutionary biologist who changed how we look at the world dies at 92

Los Angeles Times

E.O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist known as the ‘ant man,’ dies at 92

Wall Street Journal

Edward O. Wilson, Biologist Known as ‘Ant Man,’ Dies at 92


E.O. Wilson, Known as ‘Father of Biodiversity,’ Dies at 92

The Hill

‘Modern-day Darwin’ Edward O. Wilson dies at 92

WBUR, All Things Considered (radio)

E.O. Wilson, pioneering Harvard biologist known as ‘ant man,’ dies at 92


Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man,’ dead at 92


Episode: Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu (starts at 19:24)

Huffington Post

E.O. Wilson, the ‘Father of Biodiversity’ is Dead at 92

BBC News

Leading American naturalist EO Wilson, dubbed ‘Darwin’s heir’ dies at 92

BBC Radio 

Newsday (starts at 52.59)

The Guardian

Edward O Wilson, naturalist known as a ‘modern-day Darwin’, dies aged 92

Daily Mail

Biologist known as ‘ant man’ Edward O. Wilson who was once dubbed ‘Darwin’s natural heir’ dies aged 92

El Pais (Spain)

Dead at 92 years, Edward O. Wilson, the father of biodiversity

The Irish Times

Evolutionary biology pioneer Edward Wilson dies at age 92

Deutsche Welle

Edward O. Wilson, leading US biologist, dies at 92

ABC News (AP)

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man,’dead at 92

France 24

Scientist E.O. Wilson, dubbed modern-day Darwin, dead at 92

FoxNews10 Mobile, Alabama (TV Report)

Renowned biologist and Alabama native E.O. Wilson dies at 92

NBC News

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man’ and ‘Darwin’s natural heir,’ dies at 92

CBS News

Edward O. Wilson, Pioneering Harvard Biologist Known As ‘Ant Man,’ Dead At 92


E.O. Wilson, The ‘Father Of Biodiversity,’ Dead At 92

National Geographic

E.O. Wilson, ‘Darwin’s natural heir,’ dies at age 92


Biologists E.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy Pass Away, Leaving Behind Incredible Legacies

The New Yorker

Honoring the Legacy of E. O. Wilson and Tom Lovejoy

The Conversation (Doug Tallamy)

E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably with nature

The Scientist

E.O. Wilson, Renowned Ant Researcher, Dies at 92


The natural world loses two of its biggest advocates

Scientific American

The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson


Scientist E.O. Wilson, dubbed modern-day Darwin, dead at 92

New American Journal

E.O. Wilson, a Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology and Scientific Studies of Ants and Human Behavior, Dies at 92

Live Science

Famed naturalist E.O. Wilson, ‘Darwin’s natural heir,’ dies at 92


‘Famous in a way few Alabamians will ever be’: E.O. Wilson’s Alabama legacy recalled after his death

Crimson White (University of Alabama)

E.O. Wilson, UA alum and ‘father of sociobiology,’ dies at 9

University of Alabama News Center

UA Mourns Passing of Legend E.O. Wilson


Pioneering biologist E. O. Wilson had extensive Alabama ties


E.O. Wilson, biologist whose work on ants led to great discoveries

Times Radio

Dr. Paula Ehrlich reflects on the passing of E.O. Wilson (1929 – 2021) (starting at 1:51).


E.O. Wilson’s Last Dream

WBUR / Cognoscenti

Here’s how we should commemorate E.O. Wilson

The Harvard Crimson

E.O. Wilson, Renowned Harvard Biologist Known as ‘Darwin’s Natural Heir,’ Dies at 92 (Piotr Naskręcki, Paula Ehrlich)

The Harvard Gazette

“Search until you find a passion and go all out in its expression”

Boston Globe

E.O. Wilson’s ‘Consilience’ — what a concept (letter)

E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth

“A Biologist’s Manifesto for Preserving Life on Earth.” By E.O. Wilson, Sierra Club Magazine, January/February 2017.

“The Global Solution to Extinction.” By E.O. Wilson, Opinion, The New York Times, March 12, 2016.

Coverage of “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.”

“If I Ruled the World.” By Tom Friedman. Prospect Magazine. January 17, 2017.

“E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump, and Hope.” By Jeremy Hance. Mongabay. January 17, 2017.

“The Year in Reading.” Contributors include Paul Simon. The New York Times Book Review. December 19, 2016.

“Seeing the World Half-Empty.” By Michael McCarthy. Resurgence & Ecologist.November/December 2016.

“We Are All Noah Now.” By Thomas L. Friedman. The New York Times. September 7, 2016.

“HALF-EARTH: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by Edward O Wilson.” By Nigel Winser. Geographical.September 3, 2016.

“Book Review: A Prescription for Saving Our ‘Used’ Planet.” By Barbara Hall. Providence Journal.August 25, 2016.

“Could We Set Aside Half the Earth for Nature?” By Jeremy Hance. The Guardian. June 15, 2016.

“Tennessee Needs Greater Emphasis on Conservation.” By Kathleen Williams. The Tennessean. May 24, 2016.

“E.O. Wilson Goes to Washington.” With Andrea Seabrook. NPR’s All Things Considered. May 22, 2016.

“Review: Edward O. Wilson’s ‘Half-Earth’ a Clear Call to Save the Planet.” By Jack E. Davis. Tampa Bay Times. May 19, 2016.

“Endangered Species: E.O. Wilson Visits Hill to Urge New Thinking on Conservation.” By Amanda Reilly. Environment & Energy Daily. May 19, 2016.

“Half Earth: E.O. Wilson On How To Save The Planet.” Interview with E.O. Wilson. Radio Boston (WBUR). May 5, 2016.

“E.O. Wilson’s ‘Half-Earth’: A Bold Proposal to Save Biodiversity.” By Mike Weilbacher. Philly.com.April 29, 2016.

“How to Save Life on Earth, According to E.O. Wilson.” By Jeffrey Brown. PBS Newshour. April 28, 2016.

“Why We Need a ‘Moon Shot’ to Catalogue the Earth’s Biodiversity.” By Quentin Wheeler. Huffington Post. April 22, 2016.

“E.O. Wilson’s Plan to Save the Planet: Set Aside Half the Earth for Wilderness.” Forum with Michael Krasny. April 13, 2016.

“Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by Edward O Wilson – Review.” By Robin McKie. The Guardian. April 11, 2016.

“Saving Half the Planet for Nature Isn’t As Crazy As It Seems.” By Simon Worrall. Book Talk, National Geographic. March 27, 2016.

“How to Share Earth with Other Animals.” By Russell McLendon. Mother Nature Network. March 21, 2016.

“Back to Nature.” By Christine J. Griffiths. Science. 351. March 17, 2016.

“An Empty Beach Isn’t Empty At All.” By Robert Krulwich. National Geographic’s “Curiously Krulwich” Blog. March 17, 2016.

“If Humanity Can’t Become One with the Earth, Maybe It Can Give Up Half.” By Ari Phillips. Fusion. March 17, 2016.

“Nature, All or Nothing” By Mary Ellen Hannibal. Huffington Post. March 16, 2016.

“‘Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,’ by Edward O. Wilson.” By Kate Galbraith. San Francisco Chronicle. March 10, 2016.

“Conservation: Glass Half Full.” By Stuart Pimm. Nature. March 10, 2016.

“There Is No Other Planet to Save Us.” By Barbara J. Monda. The Olympian. March 9, 2016.

“A Wild Way to Save the Planet.” By Jedediah Purdy. New Republic. March 6, 2016.

“Nature’s Fair Share? Behind the Call to Hand Back Half of Earth.” By Fred Pearce. New Scientist. March 4, 2016.

“To Stave Off Extinction, Protect ‘Half-Earth.’” Science Friday. March 4, 2016.

“Has Human Influence Already Defined a New Epoch?” Science Friday. March 3, 2016.

“The Mammalian Life Span.” Harvard Magazine. March–April 2016.

In ‘Half Earth,’ E.O. Wilson Calls for a Grand Retreat.” By Claudia Dreifus. The New York Times. February 29, 2016.

“Half-Earth” Aeon. February 29, 2016.

“The Case for Setting Aside Half the Planet.” By Dean Kuipers. Outside Magazine. February 23, 2016.

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