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Sergey Gavrilets

Distinguished Professor in EEB


I use mathematical models and agent-based simulations to study complex evolutionary processes in biological and social systems. Over the last several years, my research interests have mostly concentrated on the following areas:

   - Human origins
   - The evolution of social complexity
   - Human behavior in cooperation and conflict
   - Cultural evolution
   - Social norms and beliefs
   - Social institutions
Previously I have also worked on
   - Speciation and biological diversification
   - Sexual conflict and sexual selection
   - Coevolution and frequency-dependent selection
   - Fitness landscapes
   - Dynamics and maintenance of genetic variation

   - Phenotypic plasticity and genotype-environment interaction


  • Mathematical Biology
    • Biological, social, and cultural evolution. Human origins. Social complexity, conflict, and cooperation in historical and modern societies.


Ph.D., Moscow State University

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