|Name Peter Richerson|
|Education University of California, Davis (1967)|
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Books Not by Genes Alone, The Origin and Evolution, Culture and the Evolution, Principles of Human Ecology, Origin and Evolution of Culture
Peter richerson cultural group selection and the origin of institutions and norms
Peter James Richerson (born October 11, 1943) is an American biologist. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis.
- Peter richerson cultural group selection and the origin of institutions and norms
- Peter richerson how possibly language evolved
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Peter richerson how possibly language evolved
Richerson studied entomology at UC Davis, earning his B.S. in 1965. In 1969, he completed his Ph.D. in zoology. After a postdoc and junior professorship, he was from 1977 until 2006 Professor of Environmental Science at UC Davis. He was a guest professor at University of California, Berkeley (1977–78), Duke University (1984), and the University of Exeter (2004). In 1991 he was a guest researcher at the Bielefeld University.
Richerson's research interests include sociocultural evolution, human ecology and applied and tropical limnology.