Ornate Ghost pipefish

Ghosts of Indonesia

March 14, 2012

  From the Archives: Anyone who has attended one of Ned’s talks about Indonesia has heard the tale of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is today considered one of the most renowned field biologists of all time and the father of biogeography. In 1858, after weathering a bout of malaria while on Ternate, he wrote, “On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely From the Original Type.”  Wallace’s story and the chain of events set into place by his paper are chronicled … Read more Ghosts of Indonesia