Geerat Vermeij

MacArthur Fellowship winner, Academy of Sciences Member, Distinguished Prof. at UC Davis. All-around Badass. If he offers a class, you should take it.


Specialty: Paleoecology, Marine Ecology, Coevolution and escalation theory, evolutionary innovation, specialist on molluscs and early angiosperms.
UC Davis bio link

Classes offered: Winter seminars, past offerings include: Land-Sea Evolutionary Transitions (2012); History of Ecosystem Development (2013)

OEI Synopsis (2013)
Audio file of GJ Vermeij seminar on deep time, climate cycles, evolutionary processes (1/11/13)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Vermeij paper posted for OEI


Links to work:
NY Times interview (1995)
Interview on evolutionary processes


Recent Papers of Interest:
Nature: An Economic History (book) Princeton Press 2012. A heavy read about similarities in evolutionary properties and economic structure; parallels about principles of resource limitation and competition as forces driving innovation and adaptation.
Vermeij, Geerat J., and Richard K. Grosberg. "The great divergence: when did diversity on land exceed that in the sea?." Integrative and comparative biology50.4 (2010): 675-682.
Barnosky, Anthony D., et al. "Approaching a state shift in Earth/'s biosphere."Nature 486.7401 (2012): 52-58.

Vermeij, Geerat J. "THE LIMITS OF ADAPTATION: HUMANS AND THE PREDATOR–PREY ARMS RACE." Evolution (2012).