New bird species named for Harvard ‘father of biodiversity’
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Here's something to tweet about: A new species of bird has been named for a retired Harvard biologist known as "the father of biodiversity."
The Rainforest Trust said Wednesday that the antbird discovered last year in northern Peru has been given the name Myrmoderus eowilsoni in honor of E.O. Wilson.
Biologists E.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy, two of the most influential and widely cited scientists of our time, are among the speakers slated to take part in Biodiversity Days, a two-day series of public talks, Thursday and Friday, at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham.