Lee Alan Dugatkin

Lee Alan Dugatkin is a Professor of Biology and Distinguished University 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. Lee has spoken at more than 100 universities worldwide and is the author 0f 150+ articles on evolution and behavior. He is a frequent contributor to Scientific American, Psychology Today and the New Scientist. He is the author of numerous books, including Cooperation Among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1997), The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness (Princeton University Press, 2006), and Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Lee is also author of two textbooks: 1) Principles of Animal Behavior (W.W. Norton, 3rd edition, 2013) and 2) Evolution (W.W. Norton, 2012, coauthored with Carl Bergstrom)

Recent Posts

November 2, 2020 in Podcast

The Study of Nature in Early America: A Conversation with Lee Dugatkin

Darwin was an integral part of the Enlightenment and was avidly pursued by early Americans such as Thomas Jefferson and the portrait artist Charles Willson Peale, who created the most…
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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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