I am an environmental social scientist with an interdisciplinary background and a foundation in evolutionary theories of human behavior. I integrate concepts and methods from evolutionary anthropology, institutional economics, psychology, and sociology to explore the emergence and spread of collective action and conservation at multiple scales.
My goal is to make a small contribution to our understanding of what a more sustainable world might look like and how we can get there. To that end, I am broadly interested in understanding the dynamics that lead to the adoption of conservation behaviors and the emergence and spread of norms and institutions that support more sustainable lifestyles.
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Grandmother Fish is a child’s first book of evolution. The book engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors. It’s our story of where we came from, told so simply that a preschooler can follow it.
From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. “Groups that work” undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution.