Marlene Zuk Elected ASN Vice President
Vice President Elect 2014, Vice President 2015, Past Vice President 2016
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and my PhD from the University of Michigan. After doing postdoctoral work at the University of New Mexico, I took a faculty position at the University of California, Riverside, where I became a full professor in the Biology Department in 1998. I moved to the University of Minnesota in 2012, where I am a professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. My interests are in evolutionary and behavioral ecology, and I have focused on sexual selection, mate choice, and host-parasite interactions for the last several years. More recently I’ve become interested in rapid evolution and the way that novel traits do become established in populations. Most of my work has used insects as subjects, but I also have worked on birds and other taxa. I am also broadly interested in questions about sex, gender, and animal behavior, and have written and thought about the ways that people use animal behavior to think about human behavior and vice versa. In addition to my more scholarly publications, I’ve written several books for a general audience. I have been an associate editor for the American Naturalist and Evolution, an editor for Behavioral Ecology, president of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, a council member for the Society for the Study of Evolution, and am now on the editorial board for Biology Letters.