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 (in both well-mixed and 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 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 the evolutionary dynamics of egg trading in simultaneous hermaphrodites.