Pau Carazo

Professor of Zoology at the University of Valencia and researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia (Spain). PhD in Ethology. He studies the evolution of ageing and animal communication, and the role of ecology in sexual selection and sexual conflict.

Pau Carazo at his office at the University of Valencia.

In this new Science Space, we visit the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where Pau Carazo studies the evolution of behaviour and sexual selection.
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Loeske Kruuk

Loeske Kruuk's studies have promoted the analysis of quantitative genetics in natural populations and its use to test the foundations of evolutionary theory.
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natulrament

In various species of animals, females exhibit marked preferences for individuals with relatively rare ornaments.
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Andreas Wagner

We talk to evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner, a reference in the study of evolutionary innovations.

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Humans have a series of biases, including survivorship bias. Some of them seem to be adaptive, and others, limitations in our ability to assimilate information.

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To talk about life is to talk about cooperation. In a world dominated by Darwinian competition, how has cooperation come to play such an important role?
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Oral storytelling may have had evolutionary benefits at both the individual and group levels, and may have conferred evolutionary advantages.
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illustr virus sex

Embracing an evolutionary perspective thus helps to explain why men and women react differently to certain infectious diseases and to understand (and combat) the strategies of viruses in their relentless evolutionary race to infect and spread among us.
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octopus intelligence carazo

Understanding what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom is an old obsession of ours. The most frequent attribute we rely on to justify our supposed superiority is intelligence. Yet, how are we to compare the intelligence of species as different as humans, octopi or dolphins?
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The monograph Endless forms explores some of the most pressing challenges we face as a species.
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