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David Sloan Wilson

Professor Emeritus

Biological Sciences


Wilson is an evolutionary biologist with a wide range of interests, including natural selection as a hierarchical process, the nature of intraspecific variation, the evolution of ecological communities and human evolutionary biology. His graduate students work on a wide variety of projects, some closely allied to Wilson's and others more independent. Wilson and his graduate students also work on a wide range of organisms including fish, insects, plants and humans.


  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • BA, University of Rochester

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary and theoretical ecology
  • Evolution of ecological communities
  • Human evolutionary biology

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