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Evolutionary Mismatch and the

EvoS Lifestyle Project


David Sloan Wilson and Sudhindra Rao, Binghamton University

Monday, February 15, 2016

5:15 - 6:15 pm



Evolutionary mismatch can occur whenever a population that is adapted to one environment experiences a novel environment. Only subsequent evolution—or human intervention—can solve mismatch problems. All species can experience mismatch—now more than ever given human-caused global environmental change. Modern human environments are so different from ancestral human environments that mismatches might account for myriad human ills—but documenting mismatches and designing interventions can be very difficult. We will provide an overview of the concept of evolutionary mismatch and describe the EvoS Lifestyle Project, which attempts to understand and address dietary mismatches.


Audience members are encouraged to become participants in the EvoS Lifestyle Project.


About the speakers

David Sloan Wilson is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and Arne Næss Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Sudhindra Rao is doctoral candidate in Biology and the EvoS Lifestyle project director.


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