Stephen C. Stearns
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Prof. Stearns specializes in life history evolution, which links the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, in evolutionary medicine, and in evolutionary functional genomics. He came to Yale in 2000 from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he had been professor of zoology since 1983 and held several administrative posts. His books include "Evolution, an introduction" (Oxford, 2000) with Rolf Hoekstra, "Watching, from the Edge of Extinction" (Yale, 1999) with his wife Beverly Peterson Stearns, "The Evolution of Life Histories" (Oxford, 1992), and two edited volumes, "Evolution in health and disease" (Oxford, 1998) and "The Evolution of Sex and its Consequences."

A 1967 graduate of Yale College, Stearns earned a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Prof. Stearns founded and has served as president of both the European Society for Evolutionary Biology and the Tropical Biology Association and was founding editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. He has been a vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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flag Lecture 36 - Selfishness and Altruism
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flag Lecture 35 - Alternative Breeding Strategies
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flag Lecture 34 - Mating Systems and Parental Care
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flag Lecture 33 - Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests
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flag Lecture 32 - Economic Decisions for the Foraging Individual
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flag Lecture 31 - Why So Many Species? The Factors Affecting Biodiversity
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flag Lecture 30 - Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
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flag Lecture 29 - Island Biogeography and Invasive Species
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flag Lecture 28 - Ecological Communities
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flag Lecture 27 - Interspecific Competition
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flag Lecture 26 - Population Growth: Density Effects
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flag Lecture 25 - Interactions with the Physical Environment
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flag Lecture 24 - Climate and the Distribution of Life on Earth
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flag Lecture 23 - The Logic of Science
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flag Lecture 22 - The Impact of Evolutionary Thought on the Social Sciences
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flag Lecture 21 - Evolutionary Medicine
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flag Lecture 20 - Coevolution
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flag Lecture 19 - The Fossil Record and Life's History
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flag Lecture 18 - Major Events in the Geological Theatre
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flag Lecture 17 - Key Events in Evolution
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flag Lecture 16 - Comparative Methods: Trees, Maps, and Traits
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flag Lecture 15 - Phylogeny and Systematics
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flag Lecture 14 - Species and Speciation
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flag Lecture 13 - Sexual Selection
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flag Lecture 12 - Sex Allocation
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flag Lecture 11 - Life History Evolution
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flag Lecture 10 - Genomic Conflict
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flag Lecture 9 - The Evolution of Sex
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flag Lecture 8 - The Expression of Variation: Reaction Norms
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flag Lecture 7 - The Importance of Development in Evolution
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flag Lecture 6 - The Origin and Maintenance of Genetic Variation
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flag Lecture 5 - How Selection Changes the Genetic Composition of Population
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flag Lecture 4 - Neutral Evolution: Genetic Drift
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flag Lecture 3 - Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection
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flag Lecture 2 - Basic Transmission Genetics
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flag Lecture 1 - The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance, and History
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flag EEB 122 - Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
as author at  EEB 122 - Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior,
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