Pierrick Bourrat

I am a Senior Lecturer & DECRA Fellow at Macquarie University. I specialise in philosophy of biology. I am also part of the Theory & Method in Biosciences group at the University of Sydney.

From 2017 to 2020 I was a Macquarie University Research Fellow. I completed a PhD in philosophy of biology at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Paul Griffiths in 2015.

My work focuses on core concepts of evolutionary theory such as fitness and heritability, as well as evolutionary transitions in individuality.

Prior to my PhD, I worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

My other interests include, the interplay between biological and cultural evolution and the evolution of religious beliefs

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Just learned about this postdoc position with Richard Watson @Richard86234208 on modelling evolutionary transitions in individuality at Southampton https://www.richardawatson.com/positions-open

h/t Tobias Uller

Thrilled about “trade-off breaking” as ETI-ID! @ experimentalists, modelers, philosophers of biology: https://tinyurl.com/3xxvhc9a Great collaboration with @pierrickbourrat @geeklhem @Caroline_J_Rose @RaineyLab Check excellent threads: https://tinyurl.com/ywvbbyhj https://tinyurl.com/366xr6x4 https://twitter.com/geeklhem/status/1435553044071161862

Guilhem Doulcier@geeklhem

… This leads to interesting fast-slow #dynamics. We applied this to published models such as ratcheting stabilization of multicellularity (Libby et al. 2016, @SFI_elibby, @peterlconlin, @evokerr and @wc_ratcliff), ecological scaffolding (Black et al. 2020, @andblack) … 6/7

Check out our new work with @pierrickbourrat @Caroline_J_Rose @RaineyLab and @Hammerschmidt_K and go Beyond #fitness decoupling ! https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.01.458526 (Not peer-reviewed yet). Quick teaser from a modeler’s point of view: 1/7.

New preprint on Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality (ETIs)!
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.01.458526v1
(a thread) 1/8

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