S. Gavrilets photo.

Transdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, social sciences, mathematics, and computational science.
I use mathematical models to study complex evolutionary processes. Over the last several years, my research interests have mostly concentrated on the following areas:
   - Human origins and the evolution of social complexity
   - Major evolutionary transitions
   - Speciation and adaptive radiation
   - Sexual conflict
   - Holey fitness landscapes

Some Recent Media Coverage

Rice WR, Friberg U, Gavrilets S. 2012. Homosexuality as a consequence of epigenetically canalized sexual development. The Quarterly Review of Biology 87:343-368. [Online] [pdf]

Turchin, P., T.E. Currie, E.A.L.Turner and Gavrilets S. 2013. War, space, and the evolution of Old World complex societies. PNAS 109:14069-14074 [Online] [pdf](movie)

Gavrilets S. 2012. Human origins and the transition from promiscuity to pair-bonding. PNAS 109:9923–9928. [Online] [pdf]

Gavrilets S. 2012. On the evolutionary origins of the egalitarian syndrome. PNAS 109:14069-14074 [Online] [pdf]

Gavrilets S. and L. Fortunato. 2014. A solution to the collective action problem in between-group conflict with within-group inequality. Nature Communications 5: article 3526 [Online]

Gavrilets S. 2015. Collective action and the collaborative brain. Interface 12: article 20141067 [Online]