This research area started its activities with the Project "Implementing the Extended Synthesis in Evolutionary Biology into the Sociocultural Domain", funded by the John Templeton Foundation. As a result, it will continue this line of work by advancing the study of the Extended Synthesis in biology from and inter- and trans- disciplinary approach.
It also aims at developing universal heuristics of all known evolutionary mechanism, to identify the universal units whereupon and the levels whereat these evolutionary mechanisms are active, and investigate how these units and levels form nested hierarchies. In order to attain its goals, it has been created the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab, where this work will be carried out.
Laura Désiree di Paolo
Susana Araújo Marreiro Varela
José M. Castro Álvarez
Larissa Mendoza Straffon
Head: Nathalie Gontier
AppEEL, the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab, was founded in 2012 and is funded by the FCT (Grant ID SFRH/BPD/89195/2012 and Project ID UID/FIL/00678/2013). It aims to advance the study of the Extended Synthesis in biology from an inter- and transdisciplinary approach; and identify how the Extended Synthesis can be applied to the sociocultural domain. AppEEL is the home of the Springer Book Series Interdisciplinary Evolution Research.