Profiles in "Theoretical Biology" Expertise Area

  • Laubichler is a complex systems scientist, theoretical biologist and historian of science. He is director of the School of Complex Adaptive Systems and the Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative at ASU.
  • Okie is a biologist, complexity scientist, and astrobiologist interested in the fundamental laws and theories governing life’s distribution, organization, macroevolution, and metabolism on Earth and beyond.
  • Wilson is a computational evolutionary biologist studying sex-biased processes including human and non-human health and disease.
  • Historian and philosopher of biodiversity data, models, and commons: what knowledge do we need to get things done together while differing in fundamental ways?
  • Daniels studies the logic of collective behavior in living systems, using real-world data to build predictive models at the scale of individual interactions, and abstracting away from these toward general principles.
  • Geo-genomics, speciation, Earth-life coevolution
  • Dr. Shutters fuses evolutionary ecology and economics to better understand complex social systems and to create evidence-based decision support tools for economic planners.