Gavrilets Paper in Nature Communications

Sergey Gavrilets recently had paper on “altruistic bullies” come out in Nature Communications: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140326/ncomms4526/full/ncomms4526.html The work has been discussed in Time Magazine: “Science Proves It: Greed Is Good” http://time.com/41680/greed-is-good-science-proves/ and in Science Daily: “Altruistic side of aggressive greed” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140326092600.htm as well as […]

Impactful research

The most popular paper in the Quarterly Review of Biology over the past three years, based on downloads, is “Homosexuality as a Consequence of Epigenetically Canalized Sexual Development” by Rice, Friberg, and EEB Distinguished Professor Sergey Gavrilets. This paper has […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships – Updated (again)

Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]

Evolution and Bullying

UTK Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics Sergey Gavrilets recently published a paper in PNAS on the evolutionary origins of egalitarianism.  It shows why individuals may be selected for interfering in a conflict between a bully and a victim […]

Evolution and Bullying

UTK Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics Sergey Gavrilets recently published a paper in PNAS on the evolutionary origins of egalitarianism.  It shows why individuals may be selected for interfering in a conflict between a bully and a victim […]