Lee Alan Dugatkin

Lee Alan Dugatkin is a Professor of Biology and Distinguished Arts and Sciences Scholar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. He is a behavioral ecologist and historian of science and his main area of research interest is the evolution of social behavior. He has spoken at more than 170 universities worldwide and is the author of 180+ articles on evolution and behavior. He is the author of numerous books, including, Behind the Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale’s Museum (2020, Butler Books) and How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog (2017, University of Chicago Press), which the New York Times described as “A story that is part science, part Russian fairy tale, and part spy thriller … Sparkling.” He is also the author of two textbooks: Principles of Animal Behavior (4th edition, University of Chicago Press, 2020) and 2) Evolution (2nd edition, W.W. Norton, 2016, coauthored with Carl Bergstrom).

Recent Posts

October 12, 2020 in History

Evolutionary Biologists Need to Know about Charles Willson Peale’s Philadelphia Museum

This edited chapter from Lee Alan Dugatkin's book Behind the Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale’s Museum is also the topic of a This View of Life Podcast…
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May 8, 2017 in Biology

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)

In 1959, Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut began what would come to be one of the longest-running experiments in biology. For the last 58 years they have been domesticating silver…
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