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Sergey Gavrilets

April 30, 2009

Sergey Gavrilets

Sergey Gavrilets

Sergey Gavrilets—a Distinguished Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Associate Director for Scientific Activities at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), and a Guggenheim Fellow for 2008-2009—has a feature article, “Adaptive Radiation: Contrasting Theory with Data,” in the February 6 issue of Science magazine. The article appears in a special section honoring Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. Over the past several years, Gavrilets’ research interests have mostly concentrated on social and cultural evolution, speciation and adaptive radiation, sexual conflict, fitness landscapes, and micro-evolutionary processes and macro-evolutionary patterns.

Recent Publications

Gavrilets, S., and J.B. Losos (2009), “Adaptive radiation: contrasting theory with data,” Science 323: 732-737.

Rice, W.R., S. Gavrilets, U. Friberg (2009), “Sexually antagonistic chromosomal cuckoos,” Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0061.

Rice, W.R., S. Gavrilets, U. Friberg (2008), “Sexually antagonistic ‘zygotic drive’ of the sex chromosomes,” PLoS Genetics 4:e1000313.

Gavrilets, S. and Y. Michalakis (2008), “Effects of environmental heterogeneity in victim-exploiter coevolution,” Evolution 62: 3100-3116.

Fitzpatrick, B.M., J.A. Fordyce, and S. Gavrilets (2008), “What, if anything, is sympatric speciation?” J. Evolutionary Biol. 21: 1452-1459.

Gavrilets, S., E.A. Duenez-Guzman, and M.D. Vose (2008), “Dynamics of alliance formation and the egalitarian revolution,” PLoS ONE 3(10): e3293.