On the 8th of October 2013, Miguel Araújo travels to Berlin to receive the Ebbe Nielsen Prize at the GIBIF (Global Information Biodiversity Facility) Governing Board meeting. This prize is given annually to researchers that "combine biosystematics and biodiversity informatics in an exciting and novel way".
Unable to attend the IBS (International Biogeography Society) in Miami in January 2013, Miguel Araújo could not receive the MacArthur and Wilson Award from the hands of Prof. Robert Ricklefs. Today, the Award was brought to him in the mountains north of Madrid. "I am thankful to the IBS for this tremendous honour" said Araújo.
Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection, which he jointly published with Charles Darwin in 1858. Wallace is also known for his extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay