The other person that discovered evolution, besides Darwin

  The other person that discovered evolution, besides Darwin


 On this day in 1913, Alfred Russel Wallace passed away. His work transformed our understanding of the natural world

  • By Vivien Cumming

7 November 2016

There is a place in the world where all the forces of nature merge and create an environment so unique that there are animals like nowhere else on Earth. Rainforest-covered volcanoes soar out of an ocean filled with vibrant coral reefs, ecosystems meeting to create unrivalled biodiversity.

This is the land where Alfred Russel Wallace spent 8 years exploring from 1854 to 1862, and where he made some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. Wallace played a key role in the discovery of evolution, and also laid the foundations for our understanding of how islands influence the natural world. Read more.