Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043
1985 Ph.D. Duke University Zoology (minor: mathematics)
1980 B.A. New York University Biology (cum laude)
1975–7 Moscow State University Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
1997–02 Associate Professor
1994–97 Assistant Professor
The Evolution Institute
2010– Vice-President and Founding Member of the Board of Directors
University of Oxford
2013– Research Associate
2015– Daniel Mullins
2014–15 Daniel Hoyer (University of Toronto)
2011–14 Pieter Francois (University of Hertfordshire and University of Oxford)
2004–05 Juan Manuel Morales (Universidad Nacional de Comahue)
2003-05 Mosheh Wolf (Desert Turtle Preserve Committee)
1999-03 Kim Cuddington (Miami University of Ohio)
1995–98 Rich Wilkens (Dowling College)
1993–95 Jim Cronin (University of Lousiana)
1989–90 Andy Taylor (University of Hawaii)
Ph.D. students graduated
Jay Bancroft (2000)
Eric Schauber (2000)
Kristian Omland (2001)
Juan Manuel Morales (2004)
2014–16 John Templeton Foundation. Axial-Age Religions and the Z-Curve of Human Egalitarianism (with T. Currie and H. Whitehouse)
2014–15 Tricoastal Foundation. The Deep Roots of the Modern World: Investigating the Cultural Evolution of Economic Growth and Political Stability (with T. Currie)
2011–15 ESRC Ritual, Community, and Conflict (Project Director: H. Whitehouse)
2005–08 NSF Global state formation: modeling the rise, fall and upward sweeps of large polities in world history and the global future (with C. Chase-Dunn and E. Anderson)
2005–07 NSF Supplement to the 2000–5 NSF-IRCEB grant
2000-05 NSF IRCEB: Building a mechanistic basis for landscape ecology of ungulate populations (with J. Fryxell, M. Turner, M. Boyce, and E. Merrill)
1997-99 NSF Dispersal as a mechanistic basis for landscape ecology: the role of scale and heterogeneity.
1997–2000 NSF Direct and indirect effects on community resilience in oak forests.
1996–98 NCEAS Working group on complex population dynamics.
1995–98 NSF Testing reaction-diffusion theory: spatial dynamics in a bark beetle–predator system.
1994–96 UConn Investigating small mammal cycles with empirically-based models.
1992–95 USDA Evaluation of the area-wide efficacy of direct control tactics for southern pine beetle.
1992–94 USDA Effects of thinning on southern pine beetle risk to old-growth pine stands.
1991–92 USDA Effects of mixed pine – hardwood management on pine mortality due to bark beetles: a landscape approach.
1989–91 USDA Empirical and quantitative analysis of intraforest dispersal in the southern pine beetle.