Wilson, David

David Wilson


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David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University.

He describes himself as 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 his own and others more independent. He also works with his graduate students on a wide range of organisms including fish, insects, plants and humans.

He co-authored the book, Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior in 1988. In 1998, he wrote two articles entitled, “Adaptive Individual Differences Within Single Populations” and “Hunting, Sharing and Multilevel Selection: The Tolerated Theft Model Revisited”. He also coauthored “Optimal Foraging Theory, Specialization and a Solution to Liem’s Paradox” for American Naturalist in 1998. His most recent book is Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society (University of Chicago Press, 2002).