About

jp

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes Research Unit of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. I will be joining the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse and the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole as an assistant professor in social sciences in September 2017.

I am mainly interested in evolutionary game theory, social evolution theory, and their applications to the private provision of collective goods and the evolution of cooperation both in well mixed and in spatially structured populations. I use mathematical models and computer simulations to investigate how individuals with conflicting interests overcome social dilemmas and cooperate with each other in a wide array of contexts, ranging from the secretion of extracellular compounds in microbes to sex in simultaneously hermaphroditic fishes and voting participation in humans.

Currently, I’m working on a research project (funded by The Future Ocean and in collaboration with Oscar Puebla and Georg Nöldeke) using game theory to investigate reproductive strategies in simultaneous hermaphrodites and to explore the role played by mutual mate choice in sexual selection.