Background and activities

Research interests

  • Quantitative genetics and evolution of natural populations
  • Ecology and conservation biology
    • Stochastic population dynamics
    • Demographic and genetic factors in extinction
    • Measurement, patterns and processes of species diversity

Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, 1976-1978
  • Assistant Prof., Dept. Biophysics & Theoret. Biology, Univ. of Chicago, 1978-1982
  • Associate Prof., Dept. Biology (Ecology & Evolution), Univ. of Chicago, 1982-1989
  • Louis Block Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution, Univ. of Chicago, 1989-1990
  • Professor, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, 1990-1999
  • Professor, Department of Biology, University of California - San Diego, 1999-2007
  • Prof. II (20%), Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, 2007-2016
  • Royal Society Research Professor, Imperial College London, 2007-2016
  • International Chair Professor, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, 2016
  • International Chair Professor (40 %), Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, 2017-

Honours and memberships

  • Weldon Prize (medal) for mathematical contributions to biology, University of Oxford, 2010
  • Balzan Prize - Theoretical Biology or Bioinformatics, Balzan Foundation, 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London, The Royal Society of London, 2012
  • Royal Society Research Professorship (5 year renewal), Royal Society of London, 2012
  • Elected member, National Academy of Sciences USA, National Academy of Sciences USA, 2015
  • Outstanding Paper Award, The Wildlife Society, The Wildlife Society, 2015

Education

  • Harvard University, Ph.D. in Biology, 1976
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, San José, Costa Rica, Field Ecology, summer 1973
  • University of Chicago, graduate study in Theoretical Biology, 1972-1973
  • University of California, Irvine, B.S. in Biology, 1972

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications