Professor Stuart West

Research Interests

My pronouns are he/him


I am an evolutionary biologist whose main interest is adaptation, and especially the evolution of social behaviours, such as cooperation, altruism, spite, mutualism, and how these can influence major evolutionary transitions. I use a mixture of techniques including theory, experiment and across species comparative studies.

Our current work is focused on the evolution of cooperation and division of labour, with a mixture of: genomic analyses (mainly bacteria); across species comparative studies (mainly insects); theoretical modelling; and experiments (mainly bacteria). See Publications for recent examples.

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E: stuart.west@biology.ox.ac.uk 
T: 01865 (2) 81998
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