Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008
I am a theoretical biologist interested in the evolution of complex biological and social organization. Mostly, I work on how individuals with conflicting interests evolve to cooperate with each other, in contexts varying from plant-microbe mutualisms to animal and human behavior. Please check the lab website for ongoing research projects and opportunities for joining the lab.
Pringle, E. G., Akçay, E., Raab, T. K., Gordon, D. M., Dirzo, R. (2013) Availability of limiting resources determines context-dependent strength of an ant-plant-hemipteran mutualism. PLoS Biol 11(11): e1001705. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001705 [link to open access article]