Richard D. Alexander

This website is devoted to the ideas of Richard D. Alexander, Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Curator of Insects at the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Prof. Alexander is an evolutionary biologist whose research has integrated the fields of systematics, ecology, and behavior. He has been devoted to understanding the lives of organisms by pursuing thoroughly the explanatory power of natural selection. With extraordinary insight into the evolutionary process, Alexander has developed wide-ranging hypotheses and drawn out multiple layers of implication that provide effective and often challenging explanations for why organisms are the way they are. His favorite study animals have been cicadas, crickets, naked mole-rats, horses, and humans.
















This website was launched in June 2010 and is a work in progress.
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