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