E.O. Wilson: Help build the Encyclopedia of Life

April 16th, 2007 | Filed under: Biology, Health | 1 Comment »


As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we’re still discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; yet we’re still steadily destroying nature. Wilson identifies five grave threats to biodiversity (a term he coined), using the acronym HIPPO, and makes his TED wish: that we will work together on the Encyclopedia of Life, a web-based compendium of data from scientists and amateurs on every aspect of the biosphere. [TED] [480p video]

One Comment on “E.O. Wilson: Help build the Encyclopedia of Life”

  1. 1 william julius barron said at 3:35 am on June 17th, 2010:

    i want to learn more about your research. send e an email.please. i a bs biology student and greatly interested on science.

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