Awards & Winners

E. O. Wilson

Date of Birth 10-June-1929
Place of Birth Birmingham
(Alabama, United States of America, Jefferson County, Area code 205)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Edward Osborne Wilson, Edward O. Wilson, E. O.
Profession Science writer, Biologist, Conservationist, Professor, Scientist, Author, Researcher, Naturalist, Writer
Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading authority. Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as "the father of sociobiology", his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Wilson was the Joseph Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and a New York Times bestseller for The Social Conquest of Earth and Letters to a Young Scientist.

Awards by E. O. Wilson

Check all the awards nominated and won by E. O. Wilson.


Hubbard Medal
(For his lifelong commitment to the planet\u2019s rich diversity through his research and writing.)


Nominations 1994 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography Naturalist


Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Honored for : The Ants

Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction The Ants


Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Honored for : On Human Nature


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his pioneering work on the organization of insect societies and the evolution of social behavior among insects and other animals.)