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Daniel Brooks

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Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks is Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science) and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Stockholm University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been a Visiting Fellow at numerous international research institutes.

Dan is an evolutionary biologist whose work ranges from field studies of the evolution of pathogen-host systems in tropical wildlands to foundational studies of evolutionary theory. He was a pioneer in developing research programs integrating phylogenetic information in studies of ecology and behavior, notably Phylogeny, Ecology and Behavior: A Research Program in Comparative Biology (Univ. Chicago Press, 1991), Parascript: Parasites and the Language of Evolution (Smithsonian Inst. Univ. Press, 1993), and The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of Discovery (Univ. Chicago Press, 2002), with Deborah A. McLennan.

He now focuses his efforts on the interface between science and science policy, integrating evolutionary principles into proactive and effective action plans for coping with the challenges of global climate, especially emerging infectious diseases.

Dan has authored more than 400 scientific publications. His most recent books are The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Univ. Chicago Press, 2019) with Eric Hoberg and Walter Boeger, and The Major Metaphors of Evolution: Darwinism Then and Now (Springer, 2020) and A Darwinian Survival Guide (MIT Press, 2023) with Salvatore Agosta.

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