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Prof Andy Gardner:
Professor of Biology



I work on Darwinian adaptation. Natural selection explains the appearance of design in the living world, but at what level is this design expected to manifest – gene, individual, society – and what is its function? Social evolution provides a window on this problem, by pitting the interests of genes, individuals and societies against each other. I develop general theory on the topics of inclusive fitness and multilevel selection, and also tailor general theory to the biology of particular species to facilitate empirical testing. I work on a wide range of biological systems, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, crustaceans, insects, fish and humans. Visit my webpage at http://synergy.st-andrews.ac.uk/gardner/ for more information.

 



I work on Darwinian adaptation. Natural selection explains the appearance of design in the living world, but at what level is this design expected to manifest – gene, individual, society – and what is its function? Social evolution provides a window on this problem, by pitting the interests of genes, individuals and societies against each other. I develop general theory on the topics of inclusive fitness and multilevel selection, and also tailor general theory to the biology of particular species to facilitate empirical testing. I work on a wide range of biological systems, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, crustaceans, insects, fish and humans.


For more information about my research and PhD / postdoc opportunities in my lab, visit my website at http://synergy.st-andrews.ac.uk/gardner/.

source: symbiosis


Recent Publications:

Recent publications


5  (of 134 published available) for ag243. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
Group selection
Andy Gardner 
Keywords: QH301 Biology
2018 (10)
Biology Letters
vol.14 
(Article)
Inclusive fitness for in-laws
Mark Dyble, Andy Gardner, Lucio Vinicius, Andrea Migliano 
Keywords: Kin selection, Affines, Kinship, Inclusive fitnessQH301 BiologyT-DAS
2018 (3)
Ecology and Evolution
vol.8 pp.3322-3329
(Article)