American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Erol Akçay

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I am a theoretical biologist working on social evolution at all levels of biological and social organization, from cells to animal and human societies and ecosystems. My past and current work focuses on evolution of various forms of cooperation within and between species, social and ecological networks, and human social evolution and socio-ecological dynamics. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2008 and since 2014 am at the University of Pennsylvania. My interests have always crossed the various sub-disciplines of biology (and social sciences) and the American Naturalist has always been an intellectual home for me, where all disciplines and methods are welcome as long as they contribute biological insights. 

  • Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Editor, American Naturalist
Erol in the field.
Erol in the field.