Stephen C. Stearns, Ph.D.
Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
New Haven, CT 06520-8106 USA
phone: (203) 432 8452
Prof. Stearns specializes in life history evolution,
which links the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology,
in evolutionary medicine, and in evolutionary functional genomics.
He came to Yale in 2000 from the University of Basel, Switzerland,
where he had been professor of zoology since 1983 and held
several administrative posts.
His books include "Evolution, an introduction"
(Oxford, 2000) with Rolf Hoekstra, "Watching, from the
Edge of Extinction" (Yale, 1999) with his wife Beverly
Peterson Stearns, "The Evolution of Life Histories"
(Oxford, 1992), and two edited volumes, "Evolution in
health and disease" (Oxford, 1998) and "The Evolution
of Sex and its Consequences."
A 1967 graduate of Yale College, Stearns earned
a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the
University of British Columbia.
Prof. Stearns founded and has served as president
of both the European Society for Evolutionary Biology and
the Tropical Biology Association and was founding editor of
the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. He has been a vice president
of the Society for the Study of Evolution and is a fellow
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.