American evolutionary biologist, (1942 – ), Perth, Australia
Areas of Specialization: Evolutionary Biology
Marcus Feldman is co-director of the Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics and the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences, and director of the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies at Stanford University. He earned degrees in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Australia, a master of science in mathematics from Monash University, and a PhD from Stanford University.
While collaborating with L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, he introduced a quantitative theory of cultural evolution, which led to further research into the cultural transmission and gene-culture coevolution.
His work in population genetics is highly regarded. He has published more than 600 scientific works based on his research. He is an associate editor of Genetics, Human Genetics, Annals of Human Genetics, Annals of Human Biology, and Complexity. The founding editor of Theoretical Population Biology, he is also a former editor of The American Naturalist.
He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, China Population Association Award, the Dan David Prize, and Kimura Motoo Award in Human Evolution. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, US National Academy of Sciences, and the California Academy of Sciences.
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According to Wikipedia,
Marcus William Feldman is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences, director of the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, and co-director of the Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics at Stanford University. He is an Australian-born mathematician turned American theoretical biologist, best known for his mathematical evolutionary theory and computational studies in evolutionary biology, and for originating with L. L. Cavalli-Sforza the theory of cultural evolution.
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