A Portland researcher studying ants and other superorganisms.
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Edward Osborne Wilson
Born June 10, 1929, Edward O. Wilson is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants. Source.
In 2010 Wilson published a novel entitled The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies, 2009, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-393-06704-0, with Bert Hölldobler Anthill.