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2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Marcus Feldman by the Society for the Study of Evolution

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

UPDATED on 3/2/2022

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2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Marcus Feldman



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2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Marcus Feldman

Contributed by kjm34 on Feb 24, 2022 – 02:12 PM

The words Marcus Feldman, 2022 Society for the Study of Evolution Lifetime Achievement Award in black text on a light green background next to a photo for Dr. Feldman.

SSE Council is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 SSE Lifetime Achievement AwardDr. Marcus Feldman. 

Dr. Feldman is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biology, founder and director of the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, and co-director of the Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics at Stanford University. His innovative research has contributed to our understanding of the evolution of recombination and sex, human population genetics, niche construction, and evolutionary theory. With Dr. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Dr. Feldman also developed a new field termed cultural evolution, which studies how genetic and cultural variation can interact and affect one another. Over the course of his career, he has mentored numerous trainees, from high school students to postdocs, and was awarded the Allan V. Cox Medal for Fostering Undergraduate Research at Stanford and  the Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Mentoring and Service Award. In 1970, he co-founded the journal Theoretical Population Biology. He was also the Editor of The American Naturalist from 1984 to 1990. Dr. Feldman was named the Dan David Laureate in Evolution in 2011, and received the Motoo Kimura Prize in Human Evolution in 2016.


http://www.evolutionsociety.org/news/view/2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Marcus Feldman by the Society for the Study of Evolution


Podcast with Prof. Feldman by Gail Thornton

  • Podcast with Prof. Marcus W. Feldman, PhD, Biology Department, Stanford University, Interview by Gail S. Thornton, PhDc

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The Extension of Biology Through Culture

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN


Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the

National Academies of Sciences and Engineering


Distinctive Voices @ The Beckman Center


From: “Distinctive Voices @ The Beckman Center” <voicesatbeckman@nas.ccsend.com> on behalf of “Distinctive Voices @ The Beckman Center” <voicesatbeckman@nas.edu>

Reply-To: <voicesatbeckman@nas.edu>

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:01 PM

To: Aviva Lev-Ari <AvivaLev-Ari@alum.berkeley.edu>

Subject: RSVP NOW for Science Lecture – October 12


November 16, 2016

Evolution of Biology Through Culture

Andrew Whiten

University of St. Andrews 


The Extension of Biology Through Culture

Organized by Marcus Feldman, Francisco J. Ayala, Andrew Whiten and Kevin Laland


November 16-17, 2016



Nov 15   6:30 PM         Speaker Welcome Dinner at hotel (informal – no program)



Wednesday, November 16


7:30 AM         Bus departs Hotel for Beckman Center


7:30 AM         Registration and Buffet Breakfast, Beckman Center Dining Room


Session I


8:30 AM         Welcome Remarks, Marcus Feldman, Stanford University


9:00 AM         Evolution and revolution in cetacean vocal culture: lessons from humpback whale song, Ellen Garland, University of St Andrews, UK


9:50 AM         Gene-culture coevolution in whales and dolphins, Hal Whitehead, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


10:40 AM         Break


11:00 AM         Cultural legacies: unpacking the inter-generational transmission of information in birds,
Lucy Aplin, University of Oxford, UK


11:50 AM         What evolves in the evolution of social learning? A social insect perspective, Elli
Leadbeater, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)


12:40 PM         Buffet Lunch, Beckman Center Dining Room


Session II


1:50 PM         Can culture re-shape the evolution of learning and how?, Arnon Lotem, Tel Aviv


2:40 PM         What long term field studies reveal of primate traditions, Susan Perry, University of
California, Los Angeles


3:30 PM         Break (set up posters)


4:00 PM         Can we identify a primate signature in social learning? Dorothy Fragaszy, University of


4:50 PM         The evolution of primate intelligence, Kevin Laland, University of St Andrews, UK


5:40 PM         Poster Session and Buffet Dinner (Sackler registrants)


7:00 PM         Distinctive Voices Public Lecture

                       How animal cultures extend the scope of biology: Tradition and learning from apes to whales to bees, Andrew Whiten, University of St Andrews, UK


8:00 PM         Dessert and Coffee with combined audience


8:45 PM         Bus departs Beckman Center for Hotel



Thursday, November 17


7:00 AM         Bus departs Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel for Beckman Center


7:00 AM         Buffet Breakfast, Beckman Center Dining Room


Session III


8:00 AM        The role of cultural innovations, learning processes, and ecological dynamics in
shaping Middle Stone Age cultural adaptations
, Francesco d’Errico, University of                                     Bordeaux, France


8:50 AM         The ontogenetic foundations of cumulative cultural transmission, Cristine Legare,                        University of Texas, Austin


9:40 AM         Break


10:00 AM         “I don’t know”: ignorance and question-asking as engines for cognitive development,
Paul Harris, Harvard University


10:50 AM         Childhood as simulated annealing: How wide hypothesis exploration in an extended
childhood contributes to cultural learning
, Alison Gopnik, University of California,                                     Berkeley


11:40 AM         Buffet Lunch, Beckman Center Dining Room


Session IV


12:50 PM         How language shapes the nature of cultural inheritance, Susan Gelman, University of Michigan


1:40 PM         Big data and prospects for an evolutionary science of human history, Russel Gray, Max
Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany


2:30 PM         Break


2:50 PM         Cultural Evolutionary Psychology, Cecilia Heyes, University of Oxford, UK


3:40 PM         Ongoing prospects for a unified science of cultural evolution, Alex Mesoudi, University of Exeter, UK


4:30 PM        Concluding Remarks, Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine


4:45 PM        Bus departs Beckman Center for Orange County Airport and Hotel


From: Marcus W Feldman <mfeldman@stanford.edu>

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:16 PM

To: Aviva Lev-Ari <AvivaLev-Ari@alum.berkeley.edu>

Subject: Fwd: Sackler program for Irvine:11/16-17

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