Epistemologia Evolucionária / Evolutionary Epistemology

Grupo de Investigação | Research Group:

Epistemologia e Metodologia | Epistemology and Methodology

Epistemologia Evolucionária

This research area started its activities in the John Templeton Foundation Project "Implementing the Extended Synthesis in Evolutionary Biology into the Sociocultural Domain". 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.

Collaborators

Laura Désiree di Paolo
Andrew Lock
Chris Sinha
Slawomir Wacewicz
Przemyslaw Żywiczynski

Alumni

Susana Araújo Marreiro Varela
José M. Castro Álvarez
Márcia Belchior
Larissa Mendoza Straffon
Emanuele Serrelli


 

Laboratório || Lab

Actividades || Activities

Publicações || Publications

Livros / Books
  1. 2015. Gontier, N. (ed). Reticulate Evolution: Symbiogenesis, Lateral Gene Transfer, Hybridization and Infectious heredity. Interdisciplinary Evolution Research Vol 3, Springer, Dordrecht.
  2. 2015. Serrelli E. & Gontier, N. (eds). Macroevolution: Explanation, Interpretation and Evidence. Interdisciplinary Evolution Research Vol 2, Springer Dordrecht.
  3. 2014. Pina, M. & Gontier, N. The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Interdisciplinary Evolution Research Vol 1, Springer Dordrecht.

Reuniões Científicas || Scientific Meetings

Activities
 
2014
  1. Cogntion, Behavior and Evolution Workshop. Orgoanizing Institution: CFCUL, AppEEL, CREA & Champallimaud. Organizers: Claúdia Sousa & Nathalie Gontier. Speakers: Angela Brandão, Tiago Carrilho, Catarina Casanova, Paulo Gama Mota, Augusta Gaspar, Nathalie Gontier, Tetsuro Matszuzawa, Marco Pina, António J. Santos, Francisco C. Santos,Cláudia Sousa.
2013
  1. AAAS SYMPOSIUM SESSION ON HOW MACROEVOLUTIONARY STUDIES CALL FOR AN EXTENDED SYNTHESIS, February 17th, 2013, Boston, USA. Organizing Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Organizers: Nathalie Gontier, Emanuele Serrelli. Speakers: David Sepkoski; Douglas H. Erwin; Derek Turner; Folmer Bokma; Alycia Stigall, Nathalie Gontier & Emanuele Serrelli
  2. AAAS SYMPOSIUM SESSION ON HOW SYMBIOSIS, HORIZONTAL GENE TRANSFER AND VIROLUTION CALL FOR AN EXTENDED SYNTHESIS, February 16th, 2013, Boston, USA. Organizing Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Organizers: Nathalie Gontier & Francisco Carrapiço. Moderator: Luís Correia. Speakers: Douglas Zook; William Martin; Frédéric Bouchard; Nathalie Gontier; Luís Correia, Emanuele Serrelli
  3. AAA SYMPOSIUM SESSION ON CULTURAL TRANSMISSION STUDIES: TREE AND NETWORK MODELS OF MICRO- AND MACROEVOLUTION, November, 25th, 2013, San Francisco, USA. Organizing Institution: American Anthropological Association (AAA). Organizers: Nathalie Gontier, Emanuele Serrelli. Moderator: Larissa Mendoza Straffon. Speakers: Frank Kressing, Emanuele Serrelli, Quentin Douglas Atkinson, Nathalie Gontier, Matthew Joseph Walsh, Anna Marie Prentiss (absent, replaced by MJ Walsh), Larissa Mendoza Straffon, Alberto Bisin
  4. AAA SYMPOSIUM SESSION ON CULTURAL TRANSMISSION STUDIES: TREE AND NETWORK MODELS OF MICRO- AND MACROEVOLUTION, November, 25th, 2013, San Francisco, USA. Organizing Institution: American Anthropological Association (AAA). Organizers: Nathalie Gontier, Emanuele Serrelli. Moderator: Larissa Mendoza Straffon. Speakers: Frank Kressing, Emanuele Serrelli, Quentin Douglas Atkinson, Nathalie Gontier, Matthew Joseph Walsh, Anna Marie Prentiss (absent, replaced by MJ Walsh), Larissa Mendoza Straffon, Alberto Bisin
  5. ISHPSSB ROUNDTABLE ON BACK TO DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK: TAKING ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES SERIOUSLY IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, July 10th, 2013, Montpellier, France. Organizing Institution: International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB). Organizer: Emanuele Serrelli. Speakers: Emanuele Serrelli, Greg Cooper, Nei de Freitas Nunes-Neto, Julien Delord
  6. ISHPSSB CONFERENCE SESSION ON UNDERSTANDING VARIATION BEYOND THE MODERN SYNTHESIS, July 8th, 2013, Montpellier, France. Organizing Institution: International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB). Organizers: Davide Vecchi & Emanuele Serrelli. Speakers: Davide Vecchi, Pablo Razeto-Barry, Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier.

 

Comunicações / Talks
  1. Thematic Session on Reticulate Evolution Before and After the Modern Synthesis: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives and Wider Applications Beyond Traditional Field organizado por Nathalie Gontier no âmbito do projecto Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab. [Call for Papers] [Website], 17 de Julho de 2015, FCUL.

Divulgação || Outreach

Media
  1. Video Website of the 2013 Evolutionary Patterns Conference.
  2. Video Website of the 2013 Evolution Schools (features interviews with the teachers of the Summer and Winter School and videos of the ambiance).
  3. AppEEL's YouTube channel (contains the full 2013 Public Conference on Evolution as well as shots of the Teenager Day and news on the Lab).