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Michael E Hochberg

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Nationality  American, French
Residence  France
Name  Michael Hochberg

Notable awards  CNRS Silver Medal
Institutions  CNRS
Fields  Population biology
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Known for  Contributions to population dynamics, evolutionary biology
Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley

Michael E. Hochberg is an American population biologist. He is currently a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Montpellier, France, and a member of the External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute.



Hochberg received his BSc in Bioresource Sciences at the University of California Berkeley in 1982, MSc in Entomological Sciences at University of California Berkeley in 1985, PhD in Pure and Applied Biology at the University of London in 1989, and was Postdoctoral Fellow at the NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College from 1989 to 1991. In 1997, Hochberg received the CNRS Silver Medal for excellence in research. He founded in 1997 and served until 2008 as the first Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecology Letters. In 2009 he was a visiting Professor at the Miller Institute at U.C. Berkeley and in 2013-2014 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He is currently Section Head of Population Ecology at the Faculty of 1000 and Director of the French Darwinian Evolution of Cancer Consortium.


Hochberg works on interdisciplinary applications of evolutionary theory including host-parasite coevolution, antibiotic resistance, social evolution, and cancer evolution. Beginning in 2013, Hochberg began to dabble in evolutionary rescue, a relatively new theory about how organisms escape extinction that integrates traditional adaptation theory with stochasticity and demographics.

Selected works

Edited books and journals
  • Hochberg M.E.; Clobert J.; Barbault R. (1996). "Aspects of the Genesis and Maintenance of Biological Diversity". Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198548843. 
  • Hochberg M.E.; Ives A.R. (2000). "Parasitoid Population Biology". Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691049823. 
  • Hochberg M.E.; Gotelli N.J. (2005). "An invasions special issue". Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 20: 211. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2005.03.005. 
  • Holyoak M.; Hochberg M.E. (2013). "Ecological Effects of Environmental Change". Ecology Letters. 16: 1–3. doi:10.1111/ele.12050. 
  • Gonzalez A.; Ronce O.; Ferrière R.; Hochberg M.E. (2013). "Evolutionary rescue in changing environments". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B. 368. 
  • Schiffman J.D.; Maley C.C.; Nunney L.; Hochberg M.; Breen M. (2013). "Peto’s Paradox and the promise of comparative oncology". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B. 370: 20140177. PMC 4581022 . PMID 26056361. doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0177. 
  • Articles
  • Hochberg M.E. (2004). "A theory of modern cultural shifts and meltdowns". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271: S313 – S316. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2004.0172. 
  • Sagarin R.D.; Alcorta C.S; Atran S.; Blumstein D.T.; Dietl G.P.; Hochberg M.E.; Johnson D.D.P.; Levin S.; Madin E.M.P.; Madin J.S.; Prescott E.M.; Sosis R.; Taylor T.; Tooby J.; Vermeij G.J. (2010). "Decentralize, adapt and cooperate.". Nature. 465: 292–293. PMID 20485417. doi:10.1038/465292a. 
  • Marquet P.; Santoro C.M.; Latorre C.; Standen V.G.; Abades S.R.; Rivadeneira M.E.; Hochberg M.E. (2012). "Emergence of social complexity among coastal hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109: 14754–14760. doi:10.1073/pnas.1116724109. 
  • Betts A.; Kaltz O.; Hochberg M.E. (2014). "Contrasted coevolutionary dynamics between a bacterial pathogen and its bacteriophages.". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111: 11109–11114. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406763111. 
  • References

    Michael E. Hochberg Wikipedia

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