Prof Andy Gardner

Professor of Biology

Dyers Brae 19
tel. 01334 463385
fax. 01334 463366
ag243@st-andrews.ac.uk

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/.

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