Helen Camakaris

Helen gained her Ph.D. in 1975 and worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She studied the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and archaebacteria, which aligned with her interest in evolution. She retired in 2008 to pursue her interest in the nexus between evolutionary psychology, sustainability, and climate change, and has been studying and publishing articles in this area for the past ten years. Her articles have appeared in Meanjin Quarterly, The Conversation, Cosmos Magazine, New Internationalist, and Kosmos Magazine, and can be found online under Notes on her Facebook Page.

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/helencamakaris

Twitter: @helenmcama

Facebook Page: ‘The Climate Conundrum, with Helen Camakaris’ at https://www.facebook.com/h.camakaris/

Recent Posts

December 9, 2021 in Environment, Politics

Evolutionary Mismatch, Partisan Politics, and Climate Change: A Tragedy in Three Acts

Climate change is the quintessential Tragedy of the Commons problem of our time. But there are cultural strategies that may offer solutions.
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November 17, 2021 in Environment

The Nexus Between Evolution and Climate Change: Introduction

Over the past decades, it has become clear that climate change presents an existential risk to humanity. We must therefore prioritize climate mitigation and tackle it urgently at multiple levels.…
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